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2020 AMEA Conference Program Book

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Description: The Complete Program Book of the 2020 Alabama Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference.

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Alabama MUSIC EDUCATORS Association 2020 Professional Development Conference January 16-18, 2020 Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Convention Center


Table of Contents President’s Welcome ........................................................................................................................5 Get the Mobile App...........................................................................................................................5 AMEA Governing Board and President’s Cabinet ............................................................................6 AMEA Awards ...................................................................................................................................7 Lobby Performance Schedule..................................................................................................7 & 33 Posters to be Presented at the HED Research Poster Session ......................................................8 Exhibit Hall Reception ......................................................................................................................8 Featured Speakers and Clinicians ...................................................................................................9 All-State Jazz Band Clinicians........................................................................................................10 Thursday at a Glance .....................................................................................................................13 Friday at a Glance ..........................................................................................................................14 Saturday at a Glance......................................................................................................................15 Rehearsal Schedules at a Glance..................................................................................................15 Complete Conference Schedule ...............................................................................................17-27 Alabama Special Needs All-Star Drum Ensemble .........................................................................28 Albertville Middle School Advanced Band ......................................................................................29 Auburn University Chamber Choir..................................................................................................30 Grissom High School Symphonic Band I .......................................................................................31 Huntingdon College Concert Choir.................................................................................................32 Hillcrest Elementary School “In Harmony” .....................................................................................33 James Clemens High School Percussion Ensemble .....................................................................34 McAdory High School Chorale .......................................................................................................35 Mortimer Jordan High School Symphonic Band ............................................................................36 Pizitz Middle School Girl’s Choir ....................................................................................................37 Pizitz Middle School Symphonic Band ...........................................................................................38 Troy University Symphony Band ....................................................................................................39 Tuscaloosa County High School Wind Ensemble ..........................................................................40 UAB Concert Choir .........................................................................................................................41 UAH Chamber Choir.......................................................................................................................42 UNA Low Brass Ensemble .............................................................................................................43 Wicksburg High School Symphonic Band ......................................................................................44 AMEA Industry/Institutional Members.............................................................................................45 President’s Reception.....................................................................................................................45 Conference Clinicians ...............................................................................................................47-54 AMEA Hall of Fame ........................................................................................................................55 AMEA Membership Honor Roll.......................................................................................................55 Alabama’s National Board Certified Teachers in Music .................................................................56 Exhibitors ...................................................................................................................................57-62 Advertisers Patrick Roszell ..............................................................................4 UAH Department of Music ..........................................................2 QuaverMusic.com .........................................................back cover UNA Department of Music.........................................................12 Samford University School of the Arts.......................................11 University of Montevallo............................................................16 Southeastern Apparel ..................................................................63 University of South Alabama......................................................59 UAB Department of Music.........................................................46 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PRESIDENT’S WELCOME Hello AMEA! Welcome back to to our experience at this year’s attendance and support of our Montgomery, and welcome to the 2020 conference and into the future. You will organization. Professional Development Conference of not want to miss his message, plus two the Alabama Music Educators special performances at this General I want to thank the AMEA Officers and Association. This will be a great time to Session. Board Members who have worked so recharge our musical batteries, renew old   diligently to make this conference relationships, and make new friends. My We have an absolutely jam-packed meaningful and productive. A very hope is that each of you will make a schedule of wonderful concerts, clinics, special thank you as well to our Executive concerted effort to expand your circle of and interest sessions throughout the Director and Editor Garry Taylor, and interest while in Montgomery this year. conference. Please make sure you take our Assistant Executive Director Rusty AMEA will continue to become stronger advantage of as many opportunities as Logan for all of their efforts to ensure as an organization as our professional you can possibly fit into your schedule. the success of our Professional relationships grow and expand. Together The presentation of the 2020 AMEA Development Conference. I would be and unified, we are a very powerful voice Awards will occur during the General remiss if I did not also mention the to represent the interests of our students Session on Friday evening, and Saturday’s efforts of Dr. Carl Hancock as our Media and positively impact their lives. concert sessions will feature the All-State Specialist. He has expanded our digital   Show Choir and Jazz Bands. There is footprint and continues to advocate for We are very pleased to have David absolutely something for everybody at Music Education in our State and at the Satterfield as our Keynote Speaker at the this conference! National level as well. Thank you, General Session on Thursday at 10:30   Gentlemen! a.m. Dave has enjoyed a long and The AMEA Leadership Assembly distinguished career at West Virginia Breakfast will get the conference started Finally…Thank You so much for making University and has positively impacted Thursday morning. This assembly was a difference in the lives of our students! many lives and careers along the way. His started to encourage and promote the This conference was designed with you message will be powerful and meaningful cultivation of leadership across our and your students as the number one organization. We will hear from David priority. So learn as much as you can, Satterfield during our breakfast and he network with each other, have a great will bring a special message concerning time, take your rejuvenated spirit back to effective leadership. Look for him at your classrooms, and let your students several other sessions during the see your passion for music education. conference as he is excited to experience Music Education is, and will continue to as much as he can while with us in be, AWESOME in Alabama! Alabama. I would like to make a special   request that everyone visit the exhibits Respectfully Submitted, and support the merchants and vendors Greg Gumina, AMEA President who make this conference possible. Please express our gratitude for their GET THE AMEA CONFERENCE APP! Schedule, Maps, Exhibitors, Twitter and more Scan to download on your mobile device - completely free. 1.Download Guidebook on the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace or visit https://guidebook.com/getit/ 2. Click Download 3. Search for AMEA2020 Conference or scan Sponsors: QuaverMusic and Super Holiday Tours 5


AMEA Officers and Governing Board President ....................................................................................Greg Gumina President-Elect............................... .............................................David Raney Immediate Past President............... ............................................Susan Smith Treasurer/Registrar.........................................................................Pat Stegall Recording Secretary........................ ........................................Carla Gallahan Executive Director.......................... ..............................................Garry Taylor Assistant Executive Director........................................................Rusty Logan ABA President.............................. ...............................................Terry Ownby AOA President........................... .................................................Guy Harrison AVA President.................................................................................Meg Jones Elementary/General President.....................................................Betty Wilson Higher Education President............. .........................................Mildred Lanier Collegiate Advisor............................ ............................Edward “Ted” Hoffman Collegiate President..................................................................DeLee Benton Industry Membership Representative .....................................Becky Lightfoot Editor, Ala Breve Magazine..........................................................Garry Taylor ALSDE, Arts Education Specialist.......................................... Andy Meadows AMEA President’s Cabinet Advocacy Chair ................................................................................Rob Lyda AP Music Theory Chair...........................................................Margaret Heron Copyright Compliance Chair ........................................................Franklin Bell Diversity in Music Education Chair ...........................................Carlton Wright Emerging Leaders Chair .............................................................Susan Smith Grant Writing Chair .......................................................................Craig Cagle Harmonizing Instruments Chair .................................................David Allinder Health and Wellness Chair .....................................................Stephanie Ezell Historian.........................................................................................Frank Buck Jazz Education Chair....................................................................Craig Cagle Media Specialist .........................................................................Carl Hancock Membership Chair ..........................................................................Pat Stegall Mission and Vision Chair ............................................................David Raney Music Reviewer - Band ........................................................Randall Coleman Music Reviewer - Choral ..........................................................William Powell Music Reviewer - ELEM/GEN ..............................Deanna Bell and Rob Lyda Music Reviewer - Jazz ...................................................................Matt Leder Research Chair...........................................................................Jane Kuehne Retired Member Chair.....................................................................Jim Knight Sexual Harassment and Safety Chair..........................................Deanna Bell Special Education Chair ............................................................Ellary Draper Teacher Education Chair .............................................Edward “Ted” Hoffman Technology Chair.....................................................................Keith Anderson 6


Join us in the Montgomery Performing Arts Center, Friday at 7:00 PM for the presentation of the 2020 AMEA Awards FAME Scholarship Recipient: Jackson Tucker, Benjamin Russell High School/Auburn University AMEA Hall of Fame: Jerry Bobo AMEA Hall of Fame: Harry McAfee Lacey Powell Outstanding Music Educator Award: Deanna Bell, Vestavia Hills East Elementary School Alabama’s National Board Certified Teachers in Music AMEA Honor Roll - Members who have 25 years of continuous service and increments of 5 years Young Composers Competition Finalists Lobby Performances All lobby performances will be in the lobby outside the exhibit hall Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:30 am University of Montevallo Saxophone Quartet 9:15 am University of Montevallo Clarinet Quartet 12:30 pm Daleville High School Saxophone Quartet 1:30 pm Daleville High School Clarinet Choir 2:30 pm UMS-Wright Mixed Winds 3:30 pm Troy University Flutastic Four 4:30 pm Troy Trombone Octet Friday, January 17, 2020 8:30 am Baldwin Middle School Chamber Orchestra 9:30 am Auburn University Double Reed Ensemble 10:30 am UNA Woodwind Quintet 11:15 am UNA Horn Quartet 12:00 pm Pinson Valley High School Chamber Choir 3:30 pm Alabama State University Trumpet Ensemble 4:30 pm UNA Saxophone Quartets and Orchestra 7


Posters to be presented at the HED Research Poster Session, Friday, January 17, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Exhibit Hall Lobby Sabrina Armster Music Science is Elementary Michael Cater A Survey of Music Education Teacher Training Institutions for Inclusion of Students with Special Needs: A Partial Replication and Update Robert E. Glasscock Literature Review for Future Research on Opinions of Marching Band Contests: A Survey of Alabama High School Band Directors Russell Greene An Analysis of Popular Song Characteristics and Music Sales from 1960 to 2011 Carl B. Hancock, Russell Greene, and Brooke Mason Selected Findings from the 2019‐20 Alabama Music Teacher Census Elizabeth Haynes Music Teacher Attrition and Retention: A Literature Review Jane Kuehne Leave It In The Car: How Personal Beliefs May Affect Classroom Environment for Students Brooke M. Mason The Effects of Color Highlighting Music Notation on Dynamic Accuracy in Sight Reading Performance Patrick James McCormick The Basics of Show Choir: Literature Review Brady G. McNeil Raising Collegiate Instrumental Ensemble Performance Standards through the Individual Performer: A Literature Review Lisa Powell Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders' Matching of Emotion in Music: A Descriptive Study LaToya A. Webb Many Can See, but Cannot Reach the Glass Ceiling: The Struggles of Female Conductors Ziqi Xia History, Evolution and Future Possibilities of Modern Chinese Multicultural Music Education Exhibit Hall Reception Thursday, January 16, 4:30 - 5:30 PM - Exhibit Hall C Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres and Cash/Coupon Bar Entertainment provided by the JSU Steel Drum Band Sponsored By Alabama Education Association Burns Travel Southern Performances Stanbury Uniforms 8


2020 Conference Featured Speakers & Clinicians Keynote Speaker: David C. Satterfield David Satterfield is currently the Director of Asset Development for the Office of Research and Economic Development at West Virginia University and a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Music. Within this current assignment Mr. Satterfield also serves as the Assistant to the Director of the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership as well as the FSO for the West Virginia University Innovation Corporation. In addition to his administrative duties Mr. Satterfield had occasionally taught courses in the Entrepreneurship Studies Program in the College of Business and Economics and frequently works with individual students on a host of academic and career issues. Prior to joining the Development Office Mr. Satterfield served as the chief of staff and vice president for Institutional Advancement at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. In this capacity he functioned as chief advisor to the University president, David Hardesty, as West Virginia University’s primary government relations executive, coordinated the internal administration strategies of the institution and spearheaded special initiatives. When Governor Bob Wise was elected, in November 2000, Satterfield served as director of the transition team. He continued this service until the inauguration in January 2001, at which time he became the chief of staff to the Governor until May 2001 when he returned to his post at the University. Satterfield has been active in education reform since 1992, when he was appointed by then Governor Gaston Caperton to study post-secondary education in West Virginia as part of the Higher Education Advocacy Team (HEAT). Satterfield is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned two music degrees (BM and MM) from WVU and joined the College of Creative Arts at WVU in 1983. Satterfield and his wife, Beth, a child development specialist, have two children, Keith and Allie. Alabama Honor Choir Clinician: Gary Packwood Recognized as an inspirational and motivational conductor, pedagogue, and lecturer, Gary Packwood has appeared throughout the United States as well as in Brazil, Italy, Malaysia, France, Austria, and the Czech Republic. During the 2017-2018 academic year, his engagements included guest conducting in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Dr. Packwood was honored to conduct the 2018 Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir during the Eastern Region American Choral Directors Association conference in Philadelphia. His 2018-2019 conducting schedule includes all-state choirs in Delaware, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Tennessee, and honor choirs in Florida, Texas, and Alabama. Notable guest conducting/teaching appearances include the International Music Festival of Piaui, the Federal University at Uberlandia, thrice for the International Music Festival of Campina Grande, and Professor-in-Residence at the Sultan Idris University at Tanjung Malim, Malaysia. Dr. Packwood earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, the Master of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting and literature from Louisiana State University. All-State Show Choir Vocal Clinician: John Burlace is a 2002 graduate of Millikin University, where he earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Music Education and a 2009 graduate of Northern Illinois University, where he earned Masters Degree in Educational Administration. An active arranger, adjudicator, guest conductor, and accompanist having worked with ensembles across the country, Mr. Burlace is currently based outside of Chicago where he resides with his wife Ana and three dogs. Prior to his freelance career, John spent 15 years in public education. Most recently, he served the performing arts department of Carmel High School (IN) from 2014-2017 where he directed “The Ambassadors” and assisted with “The Accents” along with producing/directing the school musical and teaching other vocal music courses. For the 12 years prior to his tenure in Carmel, he was on faculty at both Wheaton Warrenville South High School and Edison Middle School (Wheaton, IL), where he was director of “The Classics”, “Esprit”, and “Electric Youth” show choirs among other performing ensembles. His competitive ensembles were consistently recognized for excellence in vocal production, choreography, instrumental performance, and show design. John also proudly serves on staff for Showchoir Camps of America. All-State Show Choir Choreographer: Ellie Jordan Ellie Jordan is a freelance choreographer based in Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Her technical training is in Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Tap, and Hip-Hop. Ellie was a member and part of the creative team for the Hip-Hop ConneXion-Michigan Dance Company. She has been busy this year as an adjudicator and clinician at various show choir competitions and has enjoyed choreographing for many award winning high school and middle school show choirs across the country. Ellie is a past FAME Aspire award winner. Her choreography has also been featured at Six Flags Great America, as well as in the musicals, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Bring It On, Phantom of the Opera, Godspell, West Side Story and Singin’ In the Rain. 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2020 All-State Jazz Band Clinicians Jim Ketch - Gold Band James Ketch is currently Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Ketch serves as trumpet instructor and Director of Jazz Studies. He is a Summit Record recording artist, (Next Set, 2009; A Distant View, 2012; and Distracted Society, 2015), artist-clinician for the Conn-Selmer Corporation, a faculty member of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops and the Associate Director for the Savannah Music Festival’s Swing Central program. He has served as Chair of the Department of Music and has been honored by his students and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with four teaching awards including the Tanner, Bowman and Gordon Gray, Chapman Family, and University Students awards. Mr. Ketch is Music Director of the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, President of the 501c3 Jazz Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. and on the Board of Directors of the Durham Jazz Workshop. He has led the annual Carolina Jazz Festival for 40 years. Mr. Ketch’s students hold playing in positions in Symphony Orchestras and military ensembles. They have attended graduate school in the trumpet and jazz programs at the New England Conservatory, Curtis Institute, Indiana University, University of North Texas, Manhattan School of Music, University of Miami-Coral Gables, DePaul University, and University of Maryland-College Park. Students have appeared in Conferences of the International Trumpet Guild as finalists in the Mock Orchestra and Jazz Improvisation Competitions. Tom Luer - Silver Band Tom Luer is a freelance saxophonist who resides in Los Angeles, CA, and is a Rico Reeds Performing Artist. His album \"Project Popular\" was released in 2011 to critical acclaim. Most recently, Tom appeared on Dave Slonaker’s Grammy nominated album “Intrada”. Additional recording credits include Grammy winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling's \"The Brill Building Project\", the Mike Barone Big Band \"Birdland\", Cooper Phillip’s “Walk A Mile”, and Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington’s “Bicoastal Collective”. Recently, NPR used music from Tom's CD in a nationally broadcast promo. Tom recently performed on the NBC broadcast of “Sports Illustrated 50 Years of Beautiful” and on the “X-Factor” on Fox. Previous television appearances include the American Music Awards, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the Ellen Degeneres Show. Additional performance credits and tours include the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band, Poncho Sanchez, Queen Latifah, Patrizio Buanne, and Engelbert Humperdinck . Tom has a Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and additional graduate studies in jazz at the University of North Texas. As a music educator, Tom is currently an adjunct faculty member at Cal Poly Pomona. Previous positions have included the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, Bethel College, North Lake Community College and Butler County Community College. Sallie Vines White - Bronze Band Sallie Vines White teaches full-time at Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama. Mrs. White has been teaching in the Hoover City School System since 1990. Prior to that time she taught for 5 years in the Bessemer City School System. She teaches the award-winning Hoover High School First Edition Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and AP Music Theory. She is also an associate director with the marching band. The groups she conducts have consistently received Superior ratings at contests including District, State, and Jazz Contests. The First Edition Jazz Band has received national recognition through its selection as a finalist in the Savannah Music Festival Swing Central Contest for the past 4 years. Prior to that they were selected into the North Texas Jazz Festival and also received Superior ratings for 6 years in a row at the Loyola Jazz Festival in New Orleans. Many of her students through the years have been selected into All State Jazz groups. Sallie is an active performer on all the woodwind instruments. In addition to her performing and her full-time teaching position, Mrs. White has also taught Saxophone and/or Jazz Ensemble part time at several local universities including Samford University, Birmingham Southern, UAB, and Montevallo. Currently she is the saxophone instructor at Samford University. Sallie is a former member of IAJE, and a current member of NAfME, ABA, AEA, JEN, AJE and AFM Local 256-733. Mrs. White is a past president for the Alabama Chapter of IAJE. Sallie is married to Noah and has three grown children, and four grandchildren. Art Ruangtip - Middle School Band Art Ruangtip is the Director of Bands at Rowlett High School in Rowlett, Texas. Previously he was the Director of Bands at Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas for three years where he directed the Marching Band, Wind Symphony and Jazz Band. In addition he served as an Associate Band Director for eight years at Sachse High School and held a similar position at Plano West Senior High School for four years from 2001 - 2004. Marching and Concert Bands under his direction have consistently received First Divisions at UIL. His jazz bands have gained high acclaim in numerous jazz festivals in Texas and has been an active jazz clinician throughout DFW. While at Sachse High School, Art also served as the Region 3 Jazz Chair for four years. Originally from Tennessee, Art is a graduate of Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science in Instrumental Music Education and a Master of Music in Trombone Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. His marching band experience includes being a member of Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and on the Brass Staff with the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps. He currently free lances as a professional trombonist throughout the metroplex. 10


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Thursday at a Glance Alabama Special Needs All-Star Drum Ensemble Concer t s MPAC 10:30 AM UNA Low Brass Ensemble MPAC 10:30 AM Mortimer Jordan High School Symphonic Band Multiple Directors MPAC Huntingdon College Concert Choir Thomas Lukowicz Ballroom A 1:00 PM UAH Chamber Choir Craig Cagle Ballroom A 1:00 PM Pizitz Middle School Symphonic Band Damion Womack 1:00 PM HED Recital Matthew Carey MPAC Wicksburg High School Ballroom A 3:30 PM Grissom High School Symphonic Band I Kim Bain & Leah Seng MPAC 3:30 PM Pizitz Middle School Girl’s Choir Multiple Performers MPAC 7:00 PM McAdory Chorale Lori Hart Ballroom A 7:00 PM UAB Concert Choir Theo Vernon 7:00 PM Brent Coleman Ballroom A Auburn University Chamber Choir Ballroom A 7:00 PM Nichole Hill Ballroom A 7:00 PM Brian Kittredge 7:00 PM William Powell Clinic Sessions Harmony through Collaboration ... Brady McNeil Ballroom A 9:15 AM 9:15 AM Navigating Pitfalls & Minefields of Band Directing Gene Inglis, Moderator Ballroom B 9:15 AM 9:15 AM Including the Other 80% - Tips for Developing a Diverse Music Curriculum Brittny Kempfer Ballroom E 9:15 AM 10:30 AM GIVING BACH to the Community... Richard Meyer Montgomery 5 1:00 PM 1:00 PM Singing Games for Primary Jim Solomon Embassy Suites 1 1:00 PM 1:00 PM Keynote David Satterfield MPAC 2:15 PM 2:15 PM Developing Self-Efficacy to Improve Music Achievement Michael Zelenak Ballroom CD 2:15 PM 2:15 PM Creating Musical Communities...Beyond k-12 Rob Lyda & Becky Halliday Ballroom E 2:15 PM 2:15 PM PreK?, OK! Practical Ideas for Bringing Pre K General Music to Life Julie Bannerman Embassy Suites 1 3:30 PM 3:30 PM Brain Breaks and Musical Motivators Emily Hopkins Embassy Suites 2 3:30 PM 3:30 PM Mindfulness Exercises for the Developing Singer Amalia Osuga Ballroom B 3:30 PM 7:00 PM Boosters 101 Chuck Eady Ballroom CD 7:45 am How-to Tips for Highly Efficient and Effective Rehearsals Richard Meyer Ballroom E 7:00 am-5:00 pm 9:00 am-4:30 pm Drum Set Pedagogy - Guiding Young Drummers through the Groove Benjamin Fraley Montgomery 5 8:30-5:30 PM Sing A Round With Me Deanna Bell Embassy Suites 1 10:30 am 12:00 pm How to Teach Music Basics and Beat the Clock Kristin Pugliese Embassy Suites 2 12:00 pm 5:30 pm Get Organized!: Time Management for Music Educators Frank Buck Ballroom CD 4:30 pm Engaging Non-Rehearsal Activities for the Choral Classroom Carlton Kilpatrick Ballroom E Working with Administrators: Textbook Ideas Updated for 2020 Anne Witt Montgomery 5 Conga /Percussion Ensemble for Elementary School Jim Solomon Embassy Suites 1 Assessment in the Music Classroom Emily Hopkins: Embassy Suites 2 It's Time to Jam Jim Solomon Ballroom CD Other Events AMEA Leadership Breakfast Renaissance Ballroom CD Conference Registration Registration Desk FAME Renaissance, Riverview 3 Exhibits Open Renaissance Exhibit Hall C AMEA General Session (Keynote, Performances) MPAC HED Luncheon Renaissance, Riverview 4 Past President’s Luncheon Renaissance, Riverview 2 HED/Collegiate Mixer Embassy Suites 2 Exhibit Hall Reception Renaissance, Exhibit Hall 3 13


Friday at a Glance Concer t s Hillcrest Elementary School “In Harmony” Sarah McLendon MPAC 9:15 am James Clemens High School Percussion Ensemble 10:45 am Albertville Middle School Advanced Band Keith Anderson MPAC 2:30 pm Tuscaloosa High School Wind Ensemble 3:30 pm Alabama Honor Choir Missy Lindley & Nathan Haskew MPAC 7:00 pm Troy University Symphony Band 7:00 pm Mike Guzman & Emily Gray MPAC Deanna Joseph MPAC Mark Walker MPAC Clinic Sessions The It Factor: Qualities and Practices which Produce Brenda Shuford Ballroom A 8:00 am 8:00 am Program with a Purpose - Creating Meaningful Connections ... Daniel Kirk Ballroom CD 8:00 am 8:00 am It's About Time: A 21st-Century Cognitive Perspective ... Jason Sulliman Ballroom E 9:15 am 9:15 am Improvisation with Orff Instruments Jim Solomon Embassy Suites 1 9:15 am 9:15 am Everything You Wanted to Know About Woodwinds But Were Afraid to Ask Gainey, Ardovino, Patterson Ballroom B 10:30 am 10:30 am Achieving Characteristic Sounds with Your Wind Band Percussion Section Taylor Cash Ballroom CD 10:30 am 10:30 am AMEA Music Teacher Educator & Higher Education Forum Roundtable Discussion Ballroom E 1:00 pm 1:00 pm Beginning String Players from “SCRATCH” Richard Meyer Montgomery 5 1:00 pm 1:00 pm How You Say It, How You Don’t Michael Hanawalt Ballroom A 1:00 pm 2:15 pm Do You Grad School? The Stats on ...Graduate Music Programs... Jason Sulliman Ballroom B 2:15 pm 3:30 pm Playing 'Past the Page': Strategies to Maximize Ensemble Performance Daniel Kirk Ballroom CD 3:30 pm 3:30 pm Let's Play (Games and Activities That Enhance Music Literacy) Laura Butler & Janet Nelson Embassy Suites 1 3:30 pm The Conductor’s Trifecta... Michael Hanawalt Ballroom A Backwoods Band Directing (Panel) Ginger Zingara, Moderator Ballroom B Yes! There is Band after High School! ... Will Petersen Ballroom CD AOA Reading Session JW Pepper Ballroom E Elementary Choral Reading Session Lea Hoppe Embassy Suites 1 Interpreting Concert Spirituals, Stylistically and Textually William Powell: Ballroom A Stepping Off the Podium - Equipping Leaders for the Next Generation Diane Orlofsky & Mark Walker Ballroom CD Chevron Formation - Effective Rehearsal Planning ... Michael Hanawalt Ballroom A Good Things Come in Small Packages... Susan Smith & Adam Dalton Ballroom B Bringing out the I in IEP... Ellary Draper Ballroom CD Creating Musical Communities - Extending Music Education Beyond K-12 Rob Lyda & Becky Halliday Embassy Suites 1 Other Events Conference Registration Registration Desk 7:30 am-1:00 pm ABA General Meeting Ballroom B 8:00 am Exhibits Open Exhibit Hall C AVA General Meeting Ballroom A 8:30 am-5:30 pm Phi Beta Mu Luncheon Montgomery 5 9:15 am Collegiate Luncheon Embassy Suites 2 HED Poster Session Exhibit Hall Lobby 12:00 pm ELEM/GEN Business Meeting Embassy Suites 1 12:00 pm AOA Meeting Ballroom E 1:00 pm Exclusive Exhibit Time Exhibit Hall 3 AMEA Awards MPAC 2:15 am President’s Reception Ballroom B 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 14


Concer t s Saturday at a Glance All-State Show Choir Jim Burlace & Ellie Jordan MPAC 9:15 am 10:30 am All-State Middle School Jazz Band Art Ruangtip MPAC 10:30 am 10:30 am All-State Bronze Jazz Band Sallie Vines White MPAC 10:30 am All-State Silver Jazz Band Tom Luer MPAC All-State Gold Jazz Band Jim Ketch MPAC Clinic Sessions Exploring Adolescent Vocal Change Caylen Stewart Ballroom A 8:00 am The Next Step: Finding That First Teaching Position... 8:00 am An Ounce of Planning is Worth a Pound of Advocacy James Rogers: Ballroom E 8:00 am Finding Neverland...Making Lyrical Wind Band Music Sing 9:15 am Playing the Long Game - Planning Beyond Beginning Band ... Rob Lyda Embassy Suites 1 9:15 am Motivating the Reluctant Student 9:15 am Supporting and Building Alabama Public School Band Programs Randall Coleman Ballroom A 9:15 am National Board Certification: What, Why and How?... 9:15 am Lightning Round Jason Sulliman: Ballroom B 10:30 am ABA Adjudicator’s Clinic 1:00 pm Nancy Barry Ballroom CD 8:00 am Carly Johnson Ballroom E 1:00 pm Veronica Crawford Embassy Suites 1 Multiple Presenters Ballroom CD Chris Lindley & John Cooper Ballroom CD Other Events ABA General Meeting Ballroom B AMEA Governing Board Meeting Riverview 2 Rehearsal Schedules at a Glance Alabama Honor Choir All-State Show Choir All-State Jazz Bands Rehearsal Schedule Rehearsal Schedule Rehearsal Schedule Exhibit Hall A Exhibit Hall B Renaissance, Thursday, Jan. 16 Montgomery 1, 7, Riverview 5, 7 Registration Wednesday, January 15 Registration Thursday, Jan. 16 9:00 - 9:30 am 5:30-6:00 pm Registration 1:00 - 2:00 pm Rehearsals (Exhibit Hall A) Rehearsal (2nd Floor Hallway (Montgomery rooms) 9:00 am. - 11:00 am 6:00 - 9:00 pm 1:30 - 5:00 pm Rehearsals 7:00 - 9:00 pm Thursday, January 16 2:00 - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 7:00 - 8:30 pm Friday, Jan. 17 2:00-5:00 pm Jam Session (optional) Rehearsals (Exhibit Hall A) 7:00-9:30 pm 9:00 pm 9:00 - 11:00 am Friday, January 17 1:00 - 3:30 pm 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday, Jan. 17 Rehearsals Dress Rehearsal 2:00-5:00 pm 6:00-6:45 pm (MPAC) 7:00-9:30 pm 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 - 5:00 pm Performance Saturday, January 18 7:00 - 9:00 pm Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal: 7:30 - 8:45 am Saturday, Jan. 18 (MPAC) Final Rehearsal (Rehearsal Rooms) 9:00 - 10:00 am Performance Performance Saturday, Jan. 18, 9:15 am Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30 am (MPAC) (MPAC) 15


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2020 Conference Schedule Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:00­7:00 PM AMEA Governing Board Meeting ­ Renaissance, Riverview 2 5:00­7:00 PM AVA Scholarship Auditions ­ Renaissance, Riverview 4 5:30­6:00 PM All­State Show Choir Registration ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall B 6:00­9:00 PM All­State Show Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall B 7:15­9:30 PM ABA Governing Board Meeting ­ Renaissance, Riverview 1 7:15­9:30 PM AOA Governing Board Meeting ­ Renaissance, Riverview 3 7:15­9:30 PM AVA Governing Board Meeting ­ Renaissance, Riverview 4 7:15­9:30 PM Collegiate Division Governing Board Meeting ­ Renaissance, Riverview 5 Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:00 AM­5:00 PM Conference Registration Open ­ Renaissance, Registration Desk 7:45­8:45 AM AMEA Leadership Breakfast ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD 8:30 AM Lobby Performance: University of Montevallo Saxophone Quartet 8:30 AM­5:30 PM Exhibits Open ­ Exhibit Hall C 9:00­9:30 AM Alabama Honor Choir Registration ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall A 9:00 AM­12:00 PM All­State Show Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall B 9:00 AM­4:30 PM FAME ­ Renaissance, Riverview 3 9:15 AM Lobby Performance: University of Montevallo Clarinet Quartet 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A Brady McNeil, Elizabeth Haynes, and Alex Shive: Harmony through Collaboration ­ Cultivating Co­Curricular Culture in an Extracurricular Environment Our overall purpose of this presentation is to discuss the importance of fostering meaningful relationships in the workplace. Having strong relationships with your co­directors, other arts teachers, coaches, and administrators in turn can help build the perception and value of your program. In this session, we will examine concrete examples of how to cultivate relationships within and among departments and ultimately maximize our students’ experiences in all of their extracurricular endeavors. 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom B Navigating Pitfalls & Minefields of Band Directing ­ Gene Inglis, Moderator This session is presented on behalf of the \"Helping Hands\" project of the Rho Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity which is intended to promote all bands in our state. Panel members: Moderator: Gene Inglis, Director of Bands, Saks High School, Anniston; Administration: Randall Coleman,Associate Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Booster organizations: Jon Bubbet, Retired Director of Bands at Thompson High School, Alabaster; Ethics: Betty Bates, Retired Director of Bands, Scottsboro High School, Scottsboro 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom E Brittny Kempfer: Including the Other 80% ­ Tips for Developing a Diverse Music Curriculum For many years now we have been hearing about the importance of \"diversity\". We know we should implement diverse options in our curriculum. However, there is not much in the way of HOW to implement these options. Using data from my dissertation research, I will outline possible strategies to begin implementing changes in your curriculum ­ from small changes to the very big changes. 17


Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Montgomery 5 Richard Meyer: GIVING BACH to the Community: Building Character in Your Students through Interactive Concerts Ten years ago, Mr. Meyer started the “Giving Bach” program at his school, designed to teach his students much more than how to play their instruments. By involving the students in interactive concerts with the community, the program has helped to instill empa­ thy, confidence and meaningful real­life lessons into each of his students. In this session, he will explain this program and show you how to integrate it into your own curriculum. 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 1 Jim Solomon: Singing Games for Primary Sing, move, and play fabulous traditional games. 9:30­11:00 AM Alabama Honor Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall A 10:30 AM­12:00 PM AMEA General Session ­ MPAC Alabama Special Needs All­Star Drum Ensemble UNA Low Brass Ensemble ­ Thomas Lukowicz, Director Keynote Address: David Satterfield 12:00­1:00 PM HED Luncheon ­ Renaissance, Riverview 4 12:00­1:00 PM Past President’s Luncheon ­ Renaissance, Riverview 2 12:00­1:00 PM FAME Luncheon ­ Renaissance, Starlight Foyer 12:30 PM Lobby Performance: Daleville High School Saxophone Quartet 1:00 ­ 1:50 PM ABA Concert Session ­ MPAC Mortimer Jordan High School Symphonic Band ­ Craig Cagle, Conductor 1:00­2:00 PM AVA Concert Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A Huntingdon College Choir ­ Damion Womack, Conductor UAH Chamber Choir ­ Matthew Carey, Conductor 1:00­2:00 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD Michael Zelenak: Developing Self­Efficacy to Improve Music Achievement Self­perceptions are powerful. They influence thought and actions. Music education researchers have confirmed the strong relation­ ship between the self­perception of self­efficacy and achievement in music. The question remains, how can educators develop self­ efficacy within their students? In this session, the presenter will answer this question from the perspective of Bandura’s social cogni­ tive theory. He will provide a brief description of self­efficacy, introduce practical strategies to develop self­efficacy among all music learners, and offer methods to assess self­efficacy among musicians. Regardless of specialization or grade level, participants will acquire knowledge and skills that they will be able to use in their daily lessons to foster the development of self­efficacy beliefs among their students. 1:00­2:00 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom E Rob Lyda & Becky Halliday: Creating Musical Communities ­ Extending Music Education Beyond K­12 The potential for music education outside of K­12 settings is usually limited due to a variety of social and nancial factors. However, there is evidence that adults are seeking ways to participate in musical activities at growing rates. This session will examine how teacher ukulele clubs, community music groups, and university music education courses for non­majors can and have been used to build advocates, foster music experiences for “non­musicians”, and contribute to the musical culture of local and school communi­ ties. We will examine the music educator’s role as facilitator and/or participant in community groups, provide examples from the eld of participants’ experiences, and tips for starting community music groups. Bring along a ukulele and jam with us as we examine resources! 1:00­2:00 PM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 1 Julie Bannerman ­ PreK?, OK! Practical Ideas for Bringing Pre K General Music to Life 18


Thursday, January 16, 2020 As more schools expand to offer PreK, elementary general music teachers have the opportunity to work with a new group of young learners. In this session, participants will explore age appropriate approaches to PreK music including expressive song and speech, moving and listening, and creating. Participants will leave this session with ideas for documenting student learning at this stage and addressing standards for PreK music. Finally, resources for PreK music will be shared including ideas for exploring diverse music with young learners. 1:00­2:00 PM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 2 Emily Hopkins: Brain Breaks and Musical Motivators Every good lesson needs a great start! Using icebreakers is a meaningful way to hook students into the content you want to teach and help them build their music literacy skills. Another option is to use momentary brain breaks as a way to motivate young learners by helping them to refocus or giving them an entryway into the creative process. Through chants and body percussion, teachers will learn how to actively engage their students and take advantage of these musical moments. 1:00­2:00 PM All­State Jazz Bands Registration ­ Renaissance, 2nd Floor Hallway (Montgomery Rooms) 1:30 PM Lobby Performance: Daleville High School Clarinet Choir 1:30­5:00 PM Alabama Honor Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall A 2:00­5:00 PM All­State Show Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall B 2:00­5:00 PM All­State Jazz Bands Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Montgomery 1, Montgomery 7. Riverview 5 & Riverview 7 2:15­3:15 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom B Amalia Osuga: Mindfulness Exercises for the Developing Singer This workshop will explore key elements of vocal pedagogy: breath, posture, and tone development through a variety of mindfulness exercises: 1) Martial arts inspired movements to energize and engage the breath. 2) Yoga postures to aid in the alignment of the body. 3) Meditation exercises to help focus the mind. While mindfulness exercises cultivate a strong foundation for the developing voice, they can also serve as an effective tool for class­ room management. As a teacher, one never knows what kind of energy the students will bring with them that day. Two minutes of meditative breathing, a movement sequence, or a couple of yoga postures may prove essential tools for creating a productive atmos­ phere in the classroom or studio. We will explore a variety of mindfulness exercises and discuss their application as voice technique builders that foster positive vocal habits, energize and focus the mind, and alleviate stress. 2:15­3:15 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD Chuck Eady: Boosters 101 Topics to be covered: 1)Organizational Set up, 2)Guidelines: State, Board, and Local, 3)Constitution and By Laws, 4) Executive Board, 5) Line Item Budget, 6) Who is in control, basic do's and dont's. 2:15­3:15 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom E Richard Meyer: How­to Tips for Highly Efficient and Effective Rehearsals Thirty­plus years of experience teaching and building great orchestras will be condensed into the best tips and techniques to help you get the most out of your middle and elementary school orchestra rehearsal. This session will provide fifty specific \"tips\" and strategies to improve productivity during the daily orchestra rehearsal. 2:15­3:15 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Montgomery 5 Benjamin Fraley: Drum Set Pedagogy ­ Guiding Young Drummers through the Groove \"Drum Set Pedagogy: Guiding Young Drummers through the Groove\" will explore the learning and teaching process of drum set through key learning levels and categories. Drum set does not have a repertoire of etudes that gradually guide a student through technical and musical concepts, and marketed drum set books are generally too specific or advanced. This can make learning, teach­ ing, and adjudicating drum set difficult. This clinic will be broken down into four categories: technique, coordination, musician­ 19


Thursday, January 16, 2020 ship, and resources. Technique will address fundamental snare drum technique and emphasize this category as the keystone of drum set execution. This will incorporate snare drum warm ups, exercises, and an overall ability to manipulate drum sticks. Coordination will address the four­way coordination and rhythmic independence that is common with drum set. This will deal with treating each limb as a voice and learning how to play patterns with 2, 3, and 4 voices at a time. Musicianship will address the musical responsibil­ ity of a drummer. Dynamics, phrasing, set­ups, texture, and all things that make a drummer musically inclined. The resources portion will focus on which methods and texts are most useful for educators and students alike. Student attendees will learn how to objec­ tively and systematically become better musicians on the drum set, and educator attendees will learn how to effectively communi­ cate with and guide their drum set players in their ensembles. 2:15­3:15 PM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 1 Deanna Bell: Sing A Round With Me Take a look inside the book, “150 Rounds for Singing and Teaching” by Edward Bolkovac and Judith Johnson. Learn about how these songs can enhance your elementary music program. Take home lessons and songs from the book provided by Boosey and Hawkes. 2:15­3:15 PM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 2 Kristin Pugliese: How to Teach Music Basics and Beat the Clock Pugliese will offer ways to squeeze as much time out of the school year as possible to meet your state standards. She will not only examine a system to make our classes more efficient but will also look at how to utilize moments throughout the day to accomplish our goals. Take home ideas and activities that are simple to use and fun for all! 2:30 PM Lobby Performance: UMS­Wright Mixed Winds 3:30 PM Lobby Performance: Troy University Flutastic Four 3:30 ­ 4:20 PM ABA Concert Session ­ MPAC 3:30 ­ 4:30 PM Pizitz Middle School Symphonic Band ­ Kim Bain & Leah Seng, Conductors HED Recital ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A 3:30 ­ 4:30 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD Frank Buck: Get Organized!: Time Management for Music Educators Who wouldn’t like to get more done...and make it look easy? This session focuses on the 3 major topics. 1. Work from a clean desk. You’ll learn the tool for exactly how to do it. 2. See everything you have to do in one place. You find your­ self in total control and with the peace of mind that nothing is slipping through the cracks. 3. Become a master of documentation. We have all been told documentation is important, yet few are ever given an easy system for doing it. Countless professionals have learned an easier way to work through this “nuts­and­bolts” system. You can have it today and have it for free. 3:30 ­ 4:30 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom E Carlton Kilpatrick: Engaging Non­Rehearsal Activities for the Choral Classroom As secondary choral directors, there is an enormous emphasis on preparing ensembles for successful public performances. These performances are responsible for at least 99.9% of how the conductor and the program are perceived by the parents and other audi­ ence members. Due to this inescapable pressure to perform well, it is easy to allow other educational activities to fall by the way­ side. These activities include building music literacy skills in reading rhythms and melodies, as well as related activities such as dicta­ tion, composition, and improvisation. Activities in music listening, music terminology, and music history are also surrendered to the need to prepare repertoire. This session will offer examples of activities that will engage students and can be easily integrated into rehearsal routines as “bellringers,” seat work, or can be easily supervised by a substitute. A key element of the presentation will be teaching for transfer. By relating these activities to performance repertoire, students will create lasting cognitive connections. For example, viewing dictation and composition activities as sight­singing practice. Music listening activities are an excellent way to engage students in the use of correct music terminology, as well as critical thinking and writing skills. Music history “scavenger hunts” using YouTube and student devices are a great way to integrate technology and examine intersections with other subject areas. Participants will receive information they can put into use immediately in their rehearsals. 3:30 ­ 4:30 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Montgomery 5 Anne Witt: Working with Administrators: Textbook Ideas Updated for 2020 20


Thursday, January 16, 2020 Now, more than ever, we need to be sure that our programs have strong administrative support. It's not enough to \"stay under the radar\" anymore. In this interactive session, Dr. Witt will begin by reviewing some \"textbook\" advice that \"everyone knows.\" A man­ aged discussion of creative ways to work within the system will follow. Topics will include 1) handbook/grading procedures, 2) com­ munication with students and parents, and 3) how to publicize and position your program in the community. Teachers will share their successful strategies, and participant discussion throughout the session will be encouraged. 3:30 ­ 4:30 PM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 1, Jim Solomon: Conga /Percussion Ensemble for Elementary School Performance Ensembles targeting 3rd­5th grade students not used to playing in an ensemble. Form and improvisation are addressed. 3:30­4:30 PM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 2 Emily Hopkins: Assessment in the Music Classroom Assessment in the music classroom should be about more than just showing up for the concert. Attendees will learn how to creative­ ly engage and effectively assess skills and musical knowledge. From formative to summative, we will use a variety of assessment methods, including skill demonstration and technology­based tools. Attendees will walk away with easy­to­implement ideas they can use immediately in their own classrooms. 4:30 PM Lobby Performance: Troy University Trombone Octet 4:30­5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Reception ­ Exhibit Hall C Jacksonville State University Steel Drum Band, Dr. Thomas McCutchen, Director Sponsored by Alabama Education Association, Burns Travel, Southern Performances, and Stanbury Uniforms. 5:00­7:00 PM All­State Show Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall B 5:30­6:30 PM Collegiate/HED Mixer ­ Embassy Suites 2 7:00­8:00 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD ELEM Evening Session: Jim Solomon ­ Drum Jam Drum Jam Using only two strokes, \"Bass\" and \"Tone,\" on congas and djembes. Teachers will play in the ensemble and improvise. All are invited. No previous experience is necessary. It's time to jam! 7:00­9:00 PM Alabama Honor Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall A 7:00­8:30 PM All­State Jazz Bands Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Montgomery 1, Montgomery 7. Riverview 5 & Riverview 7 7:00­9:00 PM ABA Concert Session ­ MPAC Wicksburg High School Symphonic Band ­ Lori Hart, Conductor Grissom High School Symphonic Band I ­ Theo Vernon, Conductor 7:00­9:00 PM AVA Concert Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A Pizitz Middle School Girl’s Choir ­ Brent Coleman, Conductor McAdory Chorale ­ Nichole Hill, Conductor UAB Concert Choir ­ Brian Kittredge, Conductor Auburn University Chamber Choir ­ William Powell, Conductor 7:00­9:30 PM All­State Show Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall B Friday, January 17, 2020 7:30 AM­1:00 PM Conference Registration Open ­ Renaissance, Registration Booth 8:00­9:00 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A Brenda Shuford: The It Factor: Qualities and Practices Which Produce Session participants will explore ways to achieve more expressive choral performance through: Planning & Preparation; Rehearsal Techniques; Emotional Connectivity & Expressivity; Sound Production; Motivation; Selection of Literature 21


Friday, January 17, 2020 8:00­9:00 AM ABA Business Meeting ­ Renaissance, Ballroom B 8:00­9:00 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD Daniel Kirk: Program with a Purpose ­ Creating Meaningful Connections in Your Concert Repertoire A single printed page of music can be a perplexing problem for our ensemble students. “What does that mean? This part looks bor­ ing…. I wonder if I get the melody. There are so many rests!” Although top level music­making relies first on honoring the printed part, this clinic will present specific performance strategies that move ensembles from simply playing ‘at the page’ to ‘past the page.’ Mindfulness of listening, nuance, and decision­making elicit more ensemble focused contributions from singular musicians. When learning to play ‘past the page,’ transcending individual mastery, our students understand the whole piece more thoroughly and maximize ensemble performance. 8:00­9:00 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom E Jason Sulliman: It's About Time: A 21st­Century Cognitive Perspective on the Pedagogy of Timing I will present a brief summary of modern scientific theories regarding how the brain and body keep time with recent developments in neuroscience and kinesiology. I will compare these with concepts that traditionally shaped conventional practice techniques involving timing. The discrepancies may surprise you. I then introduce some new twists on old technology­ the metronome, and share tools and apps that can boost productivity with developing timing for your ensembles. This session is beneficial for teachers and individuals that are interested in improving timing for themselves and/or their students and transferring timing skills from the practice room to the performance more effectively. 8:00­9:00 AM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 1 Jim Solomon: Improvisation with Orff Instruments Perform two songs for upper elementary with Orff accompaniment, and experience \"free form\" and Question/Answer improvisation. The emphasis is on steps that foster student improvisation skills. Starting points, reluctant improvisers and making improvisation musical are addressed. 8:30 AM Lobby Performance: Baldwin Middle School Chamber Orchestra 8:30 AM­5:30 PM Exhibits Open ­ Exhibit Hall C 9:00­11:00 AM Alabama Honor Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall A 9:00­ AM­12:00 PM All­State Show Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall B 9:00 AM­12:00 PM All­State Jazz Bands Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Montgomery 1, Montgomery 7. Riverview 5 & Riverview 7 9:15­9:45 AM ELEM Concert Session ­ MPAC Hillcrest Elementary “In Harmony” ­ Sarah McLendon, Conductor 9:15­10:15 AM AVA Business Meeting ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom B Lori Ardovino, Denise Gainey, and Brittney Patterson Everything you Wanted to Know About Woodwinds but Were Afraid to Ask ­ A Guide for the Beginning Band Director Denise Gainey (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Lori Ardovino (University of Montevallo), and Brittney Patterson (University of Montevallo) will discuss and demonstrate pedagogical methods for teaching flute, clarinet, and saxophone in a band classroom set­ ting. 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD Taylor Cash: Achieving Characteristic Sounds with Your Wind Band Percussion Section This session will discuss the process of choosing the proper instruments and implements in the wind band percussion section. In addition, proper playing techniques will be discussed to aid the non­percussionist band director in their efforts to achieve character­ istic sounds from various percussion instruments. 22


9:15­10:15 AM Friday, January 17, 2020 Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom E AMEA Music Teacher Educator & Higher Education Forum Edward (Ted) Hoffman, Jane M. Kuehne, Diane Orlofsky, and Michael Zelenak A biennial forum for music teacher educators and college and university faculty. Topics for conversation will include culturally responsive teaching in music education, promoting and maintaining an inclusive classroom in a divided society, and the impact of recent certification changes. 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Montgomery 5 Richard Meyer: Beginning String Players from ‘SCRATCH’ Mr. Meyer will share the system that he has found most successful for starting string players in a \"mixed instruments\" classroom setting. This system has been used at the elementary (grades 4­6) and middle school (grades 7­8) levels, with classes ranging in size from 4 to 50. Curriculum and assessment materials will be shared. 9:30 AM Lobby Performance: Auburn University Double Reed Ensemble 10:30 AM Lobby Performance: UNA Woodwind Quintet 10:30­11:30 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A Michael Hanawalt: How You Say It, How You Don’t This session explores strategies for verbal instruction in the choral rehearsal, containing common­sense ways for making spoken communication clear, concise, and effective. 10:30­11:30 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom B Jason Sulliman: Do You Grad School? The Stats on NASM Accredited Graduate Music Programs Like You've Never Seen Them I break down similarities and differences with NASM graduate music programs. What’s the difference between an MA and an MM in Conducting? Which schools offer them? How many schools offer a DM or a PhD? Distance learning options? Music therapy? Music Education: should you get an MS or an MM and why? What’s the difference? I spent 17 years in college and hundreds of hours researching the structure of music programs. After hacking the industry of music academia, it is time to share the stats. Join me for a deep dive into the training ground for excellence. 10:30­11:30 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD Daniel Kirk: Playing 'Past the Page': Strategies to Maximize Ensemble Performance A single printed page of music can be a perplexing problem for our ensemble students. “What does that mean? This part looks bor­ ing…. I wonder if I get the melody. There are so many rests!” Although top level music­making relies first on honoring the printed part, this clinic will present specific performance strategies that move ensembles from simply playing ‘at the page’ to ‘past the page.’ Mindfulness of listening, nuance, and decision­making elicit more ensemble focused contributions from singular musicians. When learning to play ‘past the page,’ transcending individual mastery, our students understand the whole piece more thoroughly and maximize ensemble performance. 10:30­11:30 AM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 1 Laura Butler and Janet Nelson: Let's Play (Games and Activities That Enhance Music Literacy) Children love to play, and games are the perfect way to motivate and help them learn. During this hands­on session, you will partici­ pate in activities designed to improve music literacy skills. Your students will ask for these games over and over again. 10:45­11:35 AM ABA Concert Session ­ MPAC 11:15 AM James Clemens High School Percussion Ensemble ­ Keith Anderson, Conductor Lobby Performance: UNA Horn Quartet 23


Friday, January 17, 2020 12:00 PM Lobby Performance: Pinson Valley High School Chamber Choir 12:00­1:00 PM Phi Beta Mu Luncheon ­ Renaissance, Montgomery 5 12:00­1:30 PM Collegiate Luncheon ­ Embassy Suites 2 1:00­3:00 PM HED Research Poster Session ­ Exhibit Hall C Lobby 1:00­2:00 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A Michael Hanawalt: The Conductor’s Trifecta: Tenderness for the Past, Courage for the Present, and Hope for the Future Agnes Pahro’s quote about Christmas is used to explore the characteristics that conductors can seek to embody as teachers, men­ tors, and leaders. 1:00­2:00 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom B Backwoods Band Directing ­ Ginger Zingara, Moderator Panel: Lori Hart, Will Pierce, Bradley Sargent, and Demetrius Scott A panel discussion with rural Alabama band directors who have created a successful band culture and excellence in programs that are isolated from resources. Panelists include: Lori Hart (Wicksburg), Will Pierce (Southern Choctaw) and Brad Sargent and Demetrius Scott (Moody). 1:00­2:00 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD Will Petersen: Yes! There is Band after High School! Encouraging Music Making After High School and Beyond! “College band isn’t for me...” “I’m burnt out Mr. S – I just don’t want to play in college…” “I’m not going to have the time with my major to play my instrument...” “Band is only a high school thing…” Heard it before from your students? Too often, the last music many of our high school students make is in their high school band room after their senior spring concert. This session from Dr. Will Petersen of the University of South Alabama and Dr. Mark Walker of Troy University will explore reasons behind the lack of continuation in music from high school to college and provide directors with information and strategies to encourage life­long music participation from their students. With helpful information about cur­ rent trends in collegiate music programs including scholarship and performance opportunities, this clinic will be sure to entertain and inform secondary directors hoping to foster a life­long relationship with music in their students. 1:00­2:00 PM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 1 Lea Hoppe: Elementary Choral Reading Session Are you looking for good choral literature to use with your elementary choir? This session will offer a wide selection of anthems, chorales, and songs to use with elementary­aged singers. A wide range of unison, 2 part, and 3 part choral music will be read. Attendees will receive a reading packet. 1:00­3:00 PM AOA Reading Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom E Sponsored by JW Pepper 1:00­3:30 PM Alabama Honor Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall A 2:00­5:00 PM All­State Jazz Bands Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Montgomery 1, Montgomery 7. Riverview 5 & Riverview 7 2:00­5:00 PM All­State Show Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall B 2:15­3:15 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A William Powell: Interpreting Concert Spirituals, Stylistically and Textually This session is intended to equip the attendees with guidelines for interpreting the musical style, dialect, and texts of concert spiritu­ als. We will explore up to five different published concert spiritual arrangements which will further illustrate the dialect and other distinguishing characteristics of spirituals. 2:15­3:15 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD 24


Friday, January 17, 2020 Diane Orlofsky & Mark Walker: Stepping Off the Podium ­ Equipping Leaders for the Next Generation The session will explore ways in which conductors can step away from the podium in order to reinvent leadership paradigms within their collegiate ensembles and structure ways for every singer and instrumentalist to feel valued and part of the larger ensemble tap­ estry. Some of the techniques to be discussed will include 1) identifying bottom­up leadership opportunities for every ensemble musician; 2) providing “page­to­stage” conducting experiences for undergraduate and graduate students; 3) fostering open collabo­ ration and student ownership of the musical direction of repertoire and the ensemble; and 4) facilitating opportunities for students to build communities of caring and accountability within the ensemble. Practical examples will be provided and session interaction will be encouraged in order to identify collaborative and student­directed ways to celebrate the exchanges and connections which are forged between the composer, the choir, band or orchestra, the conductor and the greater audience community—ones that last well beyond the final note that is heard. 2:15­3:15 PM ELEM Meeting ­ Embassy Suites 1 2:30­3:15 PM ABA Concert Session ­ MPAC Albertville Middle School Advanced Band ­ Missy Lindley & Nathan Haskew, Conductors 3:30 PM Lobby Performance: ASU Trumpet Ensemble 3:30­4:15 PM ABA Concert Session ­ MPAC Tuscaloosa County High School Wind Ensemble ­ Mike Guzman & Emily Gray, Conductors 3:30­4:30 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A Michael Hanawalt: Chevron Formation ­ How Effective Rehearsal Planning Can Get Your Choir to Peak at the Right Time Like a traditional academic paper’s opening paragraph, this session explores how “the wedge,” or increasingly­specific elements of rehearsal planning, can be implemented to best help ensure a successful concert. 3:30­4:30 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom B Susan Smith and Adam Dalton: Good Things Come in Small Packages­ Successful Design and Implementation for the mall or Younger Marching Band Successful design and implementation for the small school marching band has many distinct facets and potential obstacles. In this clinic, the presenters will give time tested techniques and suggestions to improve the experience and outcome for all. 3:30­4:30 PM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD Ellary Draper: Bringing out the I in IEP ­ How to Navigate IEPs to Increase Student Success in Music Classrooms Individual Education Programs (IEPs) are often long documents that can be difficult to navigate. This presentation will provide music educators with strategies on reading and applying information from IEPs in inclusive music classrooms to increase individual student success. Additional strategies about successfully participating in a student’s annual IEP meeting will also be included during the ses­ sion. 3:30­4:30 PM AOA Meeting ­ Renaissance, Ballroom E 3:30­4:30 PM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 1 Rob Lyda & Becky Halliday: Creating Musical Communities ­ Extending Music Education Beyond K­12 The potential for music education outside of K­12 settings is usually limited due to a variety of social and financial factors. However, there is evidence that adults are seeking ways to participate in musical activities at growing rates. This session will examine how teacher ukulele clubs, community music groups, and university music education courses for non­majors can and have been used to build advocates, foster music experiences for “non­musicians”, and contribute to the musical culture of local and school communi­ ties. We will examine the music educator’s role as facilitator and/or participant in community groups, provide examples from the field of participants’ experiences, and tips for starting community music groups. Bring along a ukulele and jam with us as we exam­ ine resources! 4:30 PM Lobby Performance: UNA Saxophone Quartets and Orchestra 25


Friday, January 17, 2020 4:30­5:30 PM Exclusive Exhibit Hour ­ Exhibit Hall C 5:30­6:30 PM University of Alabama Reception for Alumni, Faculty and Students ­ Renaissance, Ballroom E 6:00­6:45 PM Alabama Honor Choir Dress Rehearsal ­ MPAC 7:00­9:00 PM All­State Jazz Bands Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Montgomery 1, Montgomery 7. Riverview 5 & Riverview 7 7:00­9:30 PM All­State Show Choir Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Exhibit Hall B 7:00­9:30 PM AMEA General Session ­ MPAC AMEA Awards Alabama Honor Choir ­ Deanna Joseph, Clinician Troy University Symphony Band ­ Dr. Mark Walker, Conductor 9:30­11:00 PM President’s Reception ­ Renaissance, Ballroom B Gadsden State Show Band ­ Dr. Matt Leder, Director Sponsored by American Travel Consultants & Stanbury Uniforms Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:30­8:45 AM All­State Show Choir Dress Rehearsal ­ MPAC 8:00­9:00 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A Caylen Stewart: Exploring Adolescent Vocal Change Adolescent vocal change is often a topic that is glazed over in choral methods classes. It has also been over­stigmatized and induced fear in many vocal music educators. This session will provide vocal music educators an opportunity to discuss characteristics of ado­ lescent vocal change so it is easily identifiable, discuss challenges of vocal change, and ways in which we, as teachers, can help our students navigate these challenges. 8:00­9:00 AM ABA Business Meeting ­ Renaissance, Ballroom B 8:00­9:00 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom E James Rogers: The Next Step: Finding That First Teaching Position and How to Stand Out in Your Interview For many young educators the first true job interview they participate in comes immediately following their undergraduate or gradu­ ate degree. Sure, most have interviewed for a job before, but sitting in a principal’s office and explaining why you should be hired for a teaching position with very limited job experience is not the same thing. Getting your first job as a music educator can be a long, arduous and stressful process. As an educator myself I have interviewed at Title 1 schools and city systems. I have been interviewed by teachers, students, parents, administrators, band directors, or a combination. It is my experience the most important factor in any interview or in getting that first job is preparation. During this session we will focus on three main aspects of securing that job: 1. continuous preparations: what you can be doing to prepare for that eventual interview. 2. Specify: what needs to be done for the interview you have. 3.Following up: what you can do during that all important waiting period. It is my hope that anyone who attends this clinic will leave with a better understanding of the interview process and a more confident approach to any interview they may participate in. 8:00­9:00 AM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 1 Rob Lyda: An Ounce of Planning is Worth a Pound of Advocacy Planning is an essential element of being effective. In order to provide access to a comprehensive and quality music education for every child in Alabama ­ we must have a unified voice. This session will discuss AMEA’s advocacy plans to help attendees understand their role in ensuring that music education flourishes in our state. Participants will be provided with practical tools, examples of advo­ cacy strategies, and will be able discuss the issues facing Alabama’s music programs. 9:00­10:00 AM All­State Jazz Bands Rehearsal ­ Renaissance, Montgomery 1, Montgomery 7. Riverview 5 & Riverview 7 9:15­10:00 AM AVA Concert Session ­ MPAC All­State Show Choir ­ John Burlace & Ellie Jordan, Clinicians 26


9:15­10:15 AM Saturday, January 18, 2020 Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom A Randall Coleman: Finding Neverland...Making Lyrical Wind Band Music Sing Programming lyrical music has long been a staple of our concert programs. Far too often, performing pieces that offer less technical demands for our students can provide the greatest challenge for the conductor. A demonstration group will assist with the presen­ tation of the clinic. 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom B Jason Sulliman: Playing the Long Game ­ Planning Beyond Beginning Band with Your Beginning Brass Students We often teach our beginning brass students how to be successful at beginning­level repertoire. Will their success scale up to mid­ dle school? High school? College? We usually leave that responsibility to the next teacher or school as aspects of their technique may seem ‘fine’, however, those aspects might limit their growth later when the repertoire gets more demanding. Several recent developments in scientific research suggest that the specific way that we start our students will have a profound impact on their suc­ cess later on. In this session I will discuss common strategies with beginning bands and showcase potential limitations with common pedagogy. I will introduce specific and applicable tips for beginning band educators that will help prepare young brass players for greater long­term success. 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD Nancy Barry: Motivating the Reluctant Student Music teachers acknowledge that motivation is essential for musical success, but most of us struggle with the question of how to motivate the reluctant learner. Indeed, working with an \"unmotivated\" student can be one of the greatest frustrations that teachers face. This session will provide an overview of almost 40 years of research about student motivation, emphasizing practical strategies for music teachers. Session participants will also be invited to share their own tips for successful student motivation. 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Renaissance, Ballroom E Carly Johnson: Supporting and Building Alabama Public School Band Programs The session will include a research presentation portion and powerpoint to address the history of the development of public school band programs in the city of Montgomery, including an examination of the effects of civil rights era segregation, integration, and the ensuing \"white flight\" affects on the public school band programs in Montgomery and the surrounding River Region school districts. The session will also provide models and resources for the growth, revitalization, and continued development of public school band programs at both the middle school and high school levels. An open discussion portion at the conclusion of the presentation will be available to engage attendees and to offer additional resources and references. 9:15­10:15 AM Interest Session ­ Embassy Suites 1 Veronica Crawford: National Board Certification: What, Why and How? Helpful Hints and Suggestions for Becoming an NBCT in Music In this session, the clinician will discuss the importance and impact of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher in music. The cli­ nician will discuss the history of the process and the (relatively) new adaptions to the program. Information will be shared about the overall process, as well as more in­depth discussion of the components and suggestions for how to complete the program in two years. Resources will be shared, and personal experience will be shared by the clinician, who is an NBCT. A checklist will be provided in the session notes for those interested in pursuing National Board certification. 10:30­11:45 AM Lightning Round ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD Sara Wee: Vocal Warm­ups for Athletes Kathryn Hedland: An Invitation to Free Singing: Alignment and Ease for the Choral Conductor Latrice Green, Help! I'm a New Director but my Primary is Percussion Andrew Mills, Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation in the Secondary Choral Classroom Michael King, Hear us Now: Accessible Music by Composers from Historically Underrepresented Groups 10:30 AM­12:30 PM ABA Concert Session ­ MPAC All­State Jazz Bands ­ Clinicians: Middle School Band ­ Art Ruangtip; Bronze Band ­ Sallie Vines White; Silver Band ­ Tom Luer; Gold Band ­ Jim Ketch 1:00­3:00 PM ABA Adjudicators Clinic ­ Renaissance, Ballroom CD John Cooper & Chris Lindley, Clinicians 1:00­3:00 PM AMEA Governing Board Meeting ­ Renaissance, Riverview 3 27


Alabama Special Needs All-Star Ensemble Thursday 10:30 AM MPAC Director: Chris Cooper Ensembles, Directors and Schools Represented: Synergy - Lauren Bearden, Homewood Middle School Fusion - Lauren Bearden, Homewood High School Spirit and Pride - Chris Neugent, Spain Park High School Admirals Beat - Kim Jackson, Admiral Moorer Middle School Spartan Drummers - Amy Loden, Mountain Brook Middle School The Beatniks - Lance Pruitt, Helena Middle School The Greenwave Pulse - Erin Lyon, Leeds Middle School Revolution - Michael McGlynn, Opelika Junior High School 28


Albertville Middle School Advanced Band Albertville Middle School is located in Albertville, Alabama and is part of the Albertville City School System. The city of Albertville continues to be recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation (2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019). The Albertville “Aggie Band” Program has a rich tradition of excellence that begins at AMS. The “Aggie Band” has on multiple occasions represented the state of Alabama on national stages such as the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade, Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. Albertville Middle School has a total population of 850 students in grades seven and eight. The Albertville Middle School Beginning Band starts in 7th Grade and serves 150 students. The Albertville Middle School Advanced Band is comprised of 120 8th grade students. The Albertville Middle School Band has received nothing less than superior ratings at the Alabama Bandmasters Association Music Performance Assessment since 2002. The AMS Band Program also provides students the opportunity to participate in Jazz Band, Flute Choir, and Percussion Ensemble. The program consistently has numerous students selected for the Alabama All-State Band, Alabama District II Honor Band, and other collegiate level honor band events. The Albertville Middle School Advanced Band is under the direction of Mr. Nathan Haskew and Mrs. Missy Lindley. The ensemble is assisted by Albertville High School Band Directors, Mr. Chris Lindley and Dr. Taylor Cash. Mrs. Missy Lindley has served as a Band Director in the Alabama Public School System for 28 years. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of North Alabama. Mrs. Lindley is in her eleventh year as Director of Bands at Albertville Middle School and Associate Director at Albertville High School. She also serves as the advisor for the Albertville High School Southern Stars Danceline. Throughout her 28 years of teaching, Mrs. Lindley’s bands have received consistent superior ratings in marching, concert and jazz competitions at both the state and national levels. Most recently Mrs. Lindley’s band received the rating of Superior at the Alabama Bandmasters Association State Music Performance Assessment. Mrs. Lindley plays professionally throughout the state and keeps an extensive studio of private flute students who consistently earn honor band invitations and All-State Band positions. Mrs. Lindley has been the Principle Flutist of the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra. In 2012 Missy founded the flute ensemble “Las Flautas Primeros” comprised of Albertville High School and Middle School students. Mrs. Lindley is an active adjudicator and clinician for marching contests and honor bands throughout the Southeast. She is a past Chairman for District II of the Alabama Bandmasters Association. Missy is married to Chris Lindley who is the Director of Bands at Albertville High School. Missy and Chris enjoy being a husband and wife team at work and at home as parents to 18-year-old twins Haley and Katelyn, who will be attending Jacksonville State University in the Fall. Mr. Nathan Haskew is currently in his first year as associate band director at Albertville Middle School and High School. Prior to his current position Mr. Haskew served as the band director at Riverton Middle School in Huntsville, AL for two years, the band director at Southside High School / Rainbow Middle School in Gadsden, AL for six years, and Muscle Shoals Middle School and High School in Muscle Shoals, AL for six years. Mr. Haskew graduated from Ashville High School, Ashville, AL in 2001. He graduated from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music Education and completed his Master’s Degree from The American Band College of Sam Houston State University in the summer of 2011. His professional affiliations include National Association for Music Educators, Alabama Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Bands under the direction of Mr. Haskew have consistently earned superior ratings and numerous awards for their performances. Mr. Haskew has had the pleasure of seeing many students achieve individual successes at the All-State, All-District, and Collegiate levels. Mr. Haskew continues to serve the Southeast region as an adjudicator, consultant, and clinician. Mr. Haskew is married to Toni Morris Haskew of Hokes Bluff. The couple have one son, Canon David, who is six years old and a daughter, Bayla Rae, who is three years old. The family resides in Albertville. Concert Program Friday, 2:30 PM MPAC Program to be selected from the following Radiance................................................................................Brian Balmages............................................................FJH Music Company Bravado Tango..........................................................................Jack Wilds ................................................................FJH Music Company Zig Zag.................................................................................Sean O’Loughlin ..................................................Excelcia Music Publishing Dr. Taylor Cash, Conducting Chimes of Freedom..............................................................Robert W. Smith....................................................C.L. Barnhouse Company Robert W. Smith, Conducting Daydreams................................................................................Rob Romeyn .....................................................C.L. Barnhouse Company Begin Transmission.................................................................John Herndon ...........................................................Tapspace Publications Furiant (After Dvorak)...............................................................Jack Wilds...............................................................FJH Music Company Chris Lindley, Conducting Nordic Adventure..................................................................Katheryn Fenske...................................................C.L. Barnhouse Company 29


Auburn University Chamber Choir The Chamber Choir is the premier choral ensemble at Auburn University. Under the direction of Dr. William C. Powell, the group was formed in 2008. The choir has maintained an active performance schedule, having sung abroad in Ireland and Italy, and in national landmarks such as Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and Washington National Cathedral. They have also sung for AMEA and ACDA southern division conventions. The Auburn University choral program consists of seven different choirs: Chamber Choir, Conductors’ Chorus, Concert Choir, Gospel Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and University Singers (show choir). Throughout its history, members of the Auburn University Choirs have performed in various parts of the United States, Europe, and Russia. They have produced recordings, and have appeared on national television, radio, and other mass media. Collectively, the AU Choirs perform approximately fifty concerts each year, reaching thousands of audience members. William C. Powell, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, holds degrees from Alabama State University (B.M.E.), Westminster Choir College (M.M.E.), and Florida State University (Ph.D.). He conducts the Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, Concert Choir, and Gospel Choir, and he teaches choral-related courses. Powell is in demand as a guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad. He has conducted choirs and orchestras in Italy, Ireland, Australia, Eastern Europe. He is a frequent guest conductor for DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York). A regular choral adjudicator for Festival Disney, Powell has also judged choral festivals at the district, regional, state, and national levels. Powell has given presentations for organizations such as affiliates of the National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses, College Music Society, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, and the National Society of Music in Technology. As an arranger of choral music, he and his wife,  Rosephanye Powell co-edited the Oxford University Press collection, Spirituals for Upper Voices.  Most of his choral arrangements are published by Hal Leonard Corporation and Gentry Publications through which he also has a choral series in his name: The William Powell Choral Series. Powell holds memberships with National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, and the American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP). He and his wife, Rosephanye, have two daughters: Camille and Kaitlyn. Thursday, 7:00 PM Concert Program Renaissance, Ballroom A Haein Kim, pianist Construe My Meaning.........................................Giles Farnaby (1563-1640).........................Choral Public Domain Library My bonny lass she smileth................................Thomas Morley (c1557-1602) ......................Choral Public Domain Library Weep, O mine eyes................................................John Bennet (1570-1615) .........................Choral Public Domain Library Chariots..............................................................Péter Louis van Diijk (b.1941)...............Alliance Music Publications, Inc. The Sweetheart of the Sun.................................Eric William Barnum (b.1979) ...............................................Walton Music Doors of Daring......................................................Andrea Ramsey (b. 1977) ................................Hal Leonard Corporation Elijah Rock......................................................arr. by Moses Hogan (1957-2003)...........................Hal Leonard Corporation 30


Grissom High School Symphonic Band I Over the years, the Grissom Band program has consistently produced excellent musicians who are in demand by colleges and universities throughout the Southeast and many parts of the country. The Symphonic Band I contains students from grades 9-12 selected by audition and meet every other day for 90 minutes. They perform at four school concerts each year and participate in the Alabama Band Masters Association’s Music Performance Assessment. Usually each spring the band will participate in a Concert Band Festival for adjudication. Since the school’s inception in 1969, the Symphonic Band 1 has never received less than a superior rating in any adjudication. They have been invited to perform at several music educators' and conductors' conferences over the years including the prestigious Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL. It is truly an honor to have been selected to perform for the 2020 AMEA Conference and we hope you enjoy our performance! Theo Vernon attended The University of Alabama 1980-1985, receiving a BM degree in saxophone performance and a BS degree in music education. He received his Masters of Music Education degree in 1991 from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. In 2003, he became the first Band Director in the state of Alabama to receive National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Music. He renewed his certification for National Board in November 2012. Mr. Vernon became the Associate Director of Bands at Grissom High School in August 1985. In December of that same year, Vernon co-conducted Grissom’s Symphonic Band I at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic at the age of 23. Vernon was appointed Director of Bands in June 2018. He works with the marching band, conducts the Symphonic Band I and directs the two Jazz Bands. Under his direction the Symphonic Band II never received less than an overall superior rating in any adjudication. In 1994, the Symphonic Band II was selected by audition as one of fifteen bands to perform at the 3rd Annual Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in Chicago, Illinois. Grissom was the first high school to have 2 bands invited to perform at this prestigious festival. He looks forward to continuing the tradition of excellence with the Symphonic Band I. He performs with the Huntsville Symphony and Broadway Theater League touring productions and is a member of the Alabama Winds. Vernon is a member of many state and national organizations including: ABA, NAfME, NEA, NBA, Phi Mu Alpha, JEN (Jazz Education Network) and the Alabama chapter of Phi Beta Mu; the national band directors fraternity. Vernon has served as a District Chairman and Jazz chair for the state of Alabama and was recently nominated and selected as the 2019 Music Educator Honoree by the board of the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation for his exceptional passion and contributions in promoting Music Education in North Alabama. Concert Program Thursday, 7:00 PM MPAC The Ringmaster’s March..............................................John Mackey......................................................................Osti Music Trittico, Mvts. 1, 2, & 3............................................. Vaclav Nelhybel...................................................... .Alfred Publishing The Spirit of Cashel........................................................Jack Wilds .....................................................FJH Music Company Fandango.......................................................................Joseph Turrin .....................................................C. Alan Publications Solo for Trumpet, Trombone and Wind Symphony Be Thou My Vision....................................................David Gillingham.................................................C. Alan Publications Roman Carnival Overture...........Hector Berlioz, Transcribed by Sir Daniel E. Godfrey II........Masters Music Publications Firing on all Cylinders................................................Matt Conaway.............................................C.L. Barnhouse Company 31


Huntingdon College Concert Choir The Huntingdon College Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble at Huntingdon College. This mixed ensemble performs diverse literature from all genres, and is currently under the direction of Dr. Damion Womack, Director of Choral Activities. The Concert Choir performs regularly on campus for convocations, concerts, and The Huntingdon College Annual Christmas Lessons and Carols Service. In addition, the ensemble tours annually in the Southeast. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Concert Choir boast invited performances to The Alabama Music Educators State Convention in January of 2020, and Spivey Hall at Clayton State as part of the Young People’s Concert in March 2020. The Concert Choir is open to all undergraduate students. Although no audition is required, students are expected to have choral music experience. Dr. Damion Womack currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music, Chair of the Fine Arts Department and Director of Choral Activities and Huntingdon College. His duties include conducting all choral ensembles, teaching choral methods, conducting, and supervising the music and art faculty. Choral ensembles under the direction of Dr. Womack have performed by juried invitation for regional and national conventions of The American Choral Directors Association, and The National Association for Music Education. Prior to his appointment at Huntingdon College, Dr. Womack served as Director of Arts at The Montgomery Academy, where he received the McLemore Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Womack currently serves as the American Choral Director’s Association National Chairman for High School Choirs and has served on planning committees for the 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2018 ACDA Southern Region Conventions. He is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician in the Southeast and has served in this capacity in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Illinois, Florida, Arkansas, and Virginia. Dr. Womack holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC and holds Music Education degrees from Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University. Thursday, 1:00 PM Concert Program Renaissance, Ballroom A Cantate Canticum Novum ............................................Dan Forrest................................................................Hinshaw Music O Love......................................................................Elaine Hagenberg.......................................................Beckenhorst Press Amazing Grace...........................................................arr. Will Todd ..........................................................Boosey & Hawkes Love: Then and Still ....................................................Susan LaBarr ................................................................Walton Music True Colors .............................................................arr. Matthew Brown .............................................................Hal Leonard I Shall Wear a Crown..............................................arr. Trey McLauglin 32


Hillcrest Elementary School “In Harmony” In Harmony, the choir at Hillcrest Elementary was formed in 2012. It consists of fifth and sixth graders who meet once a week after school. The choir performs regularly around the city at PTO meetings, the nursing home and various local arts festivals. They have also performed in Montgomery, Orlando, and Washington DC. The choir maintains a yearly membership of 80-100 students and enjoys performing more traditional choral literature as well as musical pop charts. Sarah McLendon is a 2002 graduate of Troy University. She has taught general music and choral music for 15 years in the Enterprise City Schools system. She currently teaches at Hillcrest Elementary. Mrs. McLendon is also the Beta Club sponsor at her school. She teaches private flute and piano lessons. She lives in Dothan with her husband, Marc, and sons, Christian and Connor. Concert Program Friday, 9:15 AM MPAC You Can Dance, You Can Sing....................................Mark Burrows ...................................................Heritage Music Press Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel................................arr. Roger Emerson.............................................................Hal Leonard Anyway........................................................................arr. Greg Gilpin........................................................Alfred Publishing This Ol’ Man................................................................arr. Greg Gilpin............................................................Shawnee Press Pete, Pete...............................................................arr. Rosephanye Powell ..........................................................Hal Leonard You and I Can Change the World................John Jacobson & Christi Cary Miller..............................................Hal Leonard Lobby Performances Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:30 am University of Montevallo Saxophone Quartet 9:15 am University of Montevallo Clarinet Quartet 12:30 pm Daleville High School Saxophone Quartet 1:30 pm Daleville High School Clarinet Choir 2:30 pm UMS-Wright Mixed Winds 3:30 pm Troy University Flutastic Four 4:30 pm Troy Trombone Octet Friday, January 17, 2020 8:30 am Baldwin Middle School Chamber Orchestra 9:30 am Auburn University Double Reed Ensemble 10:30 am UNA Woodwind Quintet 11:15 am UNA Horn Quartet 12:00 pm Pinson Valley High School Chamber Choir 3:30 pm Alabama State University Trumpet Ensemble 4:30 pm UNA Saxophone Quartets and Orchestra 33


James Clemens High School Percussion Ensemble In the spring of 2013, the James Clemens High School Percussion Ensemble began as an integral part of the JCHS Band program. All percussion students are featured while performing a variety of percussion ensemble literature ranging from classical transcriptions, movie score adaptations, jazz fusion, and contemporary percussion styles. Students are challenged through opportunities to develop skills in all areas of percussion, and performance responsibilities range from small chamber groups of 3 to 4 players, to large ensemble settings featuring upwards of 20 musicians. The JCHS Percussion Ensemble has performed and received critique from professional music educators including Mr. Thom Hannum (University of North Alabama, DCI Hall of Fame), Dr. Iain Moyer (Widener University, Boston Crusaders Front Ensemble Caption Head), Dr. Tracy Wiggins (University of North Alabama), Dr. Douglas Rosener (Auburn University), Mr. Neal Flum (University of North Alabama), and others. Without exception, the Percussion Ensemble is consistently praised for the level of musicianship displayed and its dedication to performing a variety of musical styles, while challenging all players to develop performance and listening skills essential to high quality musical education. The ensemble strives to be an example of percussion education and performance, and enjoys the wide range of opportunities a concert percussion ensemble provides for its members. After beginning his teaching career as the Assistant Band Director at Bob Jones High School in 2001, Keith Anderson became the Director of Bands at James Clemens High School in December of 2011 as plans were being made to open the school in the fall of 2012. Since the school opened, all JCHS ensembles have scored consistent superior ratings in all adjudicated performances and multiple Best in Class awards at area marching contests in Alabama and Georgia. The JCHS Wind Ensemble performed at the Alabama Music Educators Association in January 2016, and the JCHS Marching Band performed in the London New Year’s Day Parade in January 2017. Keith is regularly employed as an adjudicator for both band and percussion, having adjudicated in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of North Alabama and earned National Board Certification in November 2011, and has served as Alabama Bandmasters Association District Vice Chairman and Chairman. He is the deacon of the youth program at the West Huntsville Church of Christ and lives in Madison, AL with his wife Emily and their three boys Noah, Benjamin, and Isaac. Friday, 10:45 AM Concert Program MPAC Napali..............................................................................Ryan Loud..........................................................................Tapspace Leyenda.......................................................................Albéniz/Howarth....................................................................Tapspace And We Meet Again....................................................Angela Kepley.....................................................C. Alan Publications Kibo..............................................................................Andrea Venet ........................................................................Tapspace Shared Space.................................................................Ivan Trevino ..............................................Ivan Trevino Publications Drums of Moria........................................................Nathan Daughtrey ..................................................C. Alan Publications Danse Bacchanale...................................................Saint-Saêns/Anderson Visit the exhibits! Show our industry partners your appreciation for their support of our conference by visiting their booths. Let them know you’re glad they’re here! Exhibit Hall Reception - Thursday, 4:30-5:30 PM Exhibit Hours: Thursday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM 34


McAdory High School Chorale In the past two years the McAdory Chorale has grown in quantity & accomplishments, officially formed in the fall of 2017 under the direction of Nichole Hill. They began as a small choir that met once a day with a wonderful choral director, Dr. Ben Cook that was only allowed to be at the high school for a small part of the day. Even then they were making overall superior ratings and in 2016 made Superior with Distinction at the AVA State Choral Performance Assessment. Since then they have made straight superiors every year at AVA State Choral Performance Assessment. With this success we have been allowed the opportunity to start two a cappella choirs, Take 16 (classical) and McAppella (POP). Take 16 was our first group to ever go to AVA Solo/ Ensemble and made superior ratings. The McAdory High School Chorale now consists of auditioned 9-12th graders who have had either band or choir for at least one year. This choir is made up of athletes, scholars, instrumentalist, color guard, dancers, and many different ethnic groups. They have consistently represented McAdory High School at Alabama All State Choir and All State Show Choir. This year we were blessed to have one of our choir members as the District OCS. Mrs. Nichole Hill is currently the choral director at McAdory High School. Prior to her appointment to McAdory High School she was the choral director at Pleasant Grove Middle School and Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, AL. (9 years) and E.B. Erwin High School in Center Point, AL (5 years). Nichole received her Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Vocal Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS and teacher certification from The University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is a member of the Kappa Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, AVA, and NAfME/AMEA. Nichole is the mother of one, Madilynn Hill and wife of K.C. Hill, McAdory Middle School Band Director. Concert Program Thursday, 7:00 PM Renaissance, Ballroom A Christus factus est.........................................................Felice Anerio ..............................................Hal Leonard Corporation Cantate Domino..........................................Giuseppe Pitoni, ed. Norman Greyson...............................................Bourne Co. Requiem....................................................Eliza Gilkyson, arr. Craig Hella Johnson....................................G. Schirmer, Inc. Take Me Home................................................................Pentatonix ................................................Hal Leonard Corporation Mojuba.........................................................................arr. Brian Tate...............................................................Shawnee Press Hear My Prayer.............................................................Moses Hogan..............................................Hal Leonard Corporation Sisi Ni Moja...............................................................Jacob Narverud ..................................Santa Barbara Music Publishing 35


Mortimer Jordan High School Symphonic Band Mortimer Jordan High School is located in Jefferson County, Alabama. The ninety members of the Concert Band come from grades nine through twelve. Under the direction of Craig Cagle, the bands at Mortimer Jordan have had a history of success in central Alabama and throughout the Southeast. The Symphonic Band was created in 2017 to accommodate the growth of the program’s size. Mortimer Jordan’s concert bands have enjoyed Superiors at Music Performance Assessment, as well as superior performances at a variety of national festivals such as Music in the Parks. In 2007, the band was awarded Grand Champion at Festival Disney. The “Blue Machine” is the marching band at Mortimer Jordan. They perform at Blue Devil football games, local parades, community events, and regional marching festivals. The “Blue Machine” has received consistent Superiors at contests and strives to balance competitive halftime shows with entertaining stands tunes. Band students at Mortimer Jordan also participate in Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and various other small ensembles. They can be heard performing at university and state honor bands. Craig Cagle has been the Director of Bands at Mortimer Jordan High School in Kimberly, AL since 2006. His duties have included conducting the Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Blue Machine Marching Band. Mr. Cagle is also the assistant director at North Jefferson Middle School. While at Mortimer Jordan, the bands have consistently scored Superior ratings at Alabama Music Performance Assessment, marching band festivals, and at festivals across the southeast, including Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Festival Disney, where they were Grand Champions in 2007. Prior to his appointment at Mortimer Jordan, Mr. Cagle served for five years as Assistant Director of Bands in the Alice, TX Independent School District. There, his duties included directing the middle school and high school concert bands, assisting with the competition Marching Band, directing the Jazz Band I, and assistant director of the Mariachi bands. While in south Texas he was also lead trumpet with the Sound of Swing Big Band, under the direction of Fred Junkin. He also played first trumpet with the Corpus Christi Wind Symphony, Bryce Taylor, conductor, and with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Cagle received his BMEd and MM degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1999 and 2001, respectively. There, he studied conducting with Dr. Thomas Fraschillo and Dr. Gary Adam. As a graduate student he served as conductor of the USM Trumpet Ensemble. Mr. Cagle’s trumpet teachers have included Dr. Joel Treybig, Allan Cox, Dr. Carolyn Sanders, and Peter Lott. As a trumpeter, he has shared the stage with such acts as Bob Berg, Ron Modell, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, Roger Ingram, and Itzhak Perlman. His ensemble experience at USM included the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Lab 1, Symphony Orchestra, Trumpet Ensemble, Southern Arts (faculty) Brass Quintet, Los Gavilanes Mariachi Band, and numerous other groups. Mr. Cagle serves as the Alabama Bandmasters Association Jazz Chair, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. He is a product of the state of Alabama and is a graduate of Buckhorn High School. He and his wife, Emily, have three daughters, Clara, Madeline, and Sofia, and reside in Gardendale. He is an active member in the community, and serves as director of his church handbell choir. Thursday, 1:00 PM Concert Program MPAC Flat Out and Wide Open.............................................Barry Kopetz ................................................................ Wingert-Jones Colorado Peaks.............................................................Dana Wilson .......................................................Boosey and Hawkes Song for Lyndsay........................................................Andrew Boysen .............................................................Masters Music Homeward Bound..............................................John Philip Sousa, arr. Schissel ...........................................Ludwig Masters Themes from Green Bushes......................Percy Aldridge Grainger, arr. Larry Daehn .................................................Daehn Alligator Alley........................................................Michael Daugherty................................................................Hal Leonard 36


Pizitz Middle School Girl’s Choir The Pizitz Middle School Girl’s Choir was founded in 1999. Its founding purpose was to offer a more challenging musical atmosphere for girls at Pizitz who wanted more opportunities to learn and perform choral music. This 75-member choir consists of both seventh and eighth grade girls who are selected through an audition process based on vocal skills, sight-reading, ear training, and musicianship. Rehearsals are 52 minutes in length and are held during the school day. Over the tenure of the group’s existence, the Girls’ Choir has given concerts for several Alabama Senators, Congressman and Governors, in St. John’s Cathedral and St. Paul’s Cathedral in New York City, and The National Cathedral and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D. C. In addition, the choir has performed in the Vestavia Hills Baptist Church Christmas Cantatas, festivals in Nashville, Gatlinburg, Orlando, and Atlanta and for various events in our community. We have been invited to perform for the Alabama Vocal Association’s Workshops and the Alabama Music Educators Association Winter In-Service Conference in 2001 and 2005. The Pizitz Girls’ Choir has performed at the Southern Regional ACDA conference in 2006 in Charleston, West Virginia and in 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Brent Coleman is in his twenty-fifth year as the Director of Choral Activities of Louis Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia Hills where over 300 students currently participate in the choral program. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Auburn University. Mr. Coleman’s choirs have consistently been awarded superior ratings at the District, State and National level festivals during his tenure. The Pizitz Girls’ Choir has performed at the Southern Regional ACDA conference in 2006 in Charleston, West Virginia and in 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2001 and 2005, the Pizitz Girls’ Choir was selected to perform for the Alabama Music Educator’s Conference held at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Mr. Coleman also serves as a Music Associate of Ensembles at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Homewood, AL. Mr. Coleman leads the Preteen Children’s Choir, the Middle School choir, the High School Chapel Ensemble and assists with the High School Chapel Choir and Adult Choir. Mr. Coleman is a member of ACDA, NAfME, AMEA, and AVA and is currently serving as the Southern Division R and R Junior High/Middle School Chair. Concert Program Thursday, 7:00 PM Renaissance, Ballroom A De Profundis.............................................................Russell Robinson .................................................Alfred/Lawson-Gould O Magnum Mysterium..................................................Evan Ramos...................................................................Brilee Music The Rose ........................................................................Ola Gjeilo ...................................................................Walton Music Samba de las Escrituras.............................................arr. Ken Berg......................................................................Hal Leonard Never One Thing......................................................arr. Corie Brown..................................................................Hal Leonard I’ll Fly Away ..........................................................arr. Craig Courtney ......................................................Beckenhorst Press Visit the Exhibits! Exhibit Hall Reception - Thursday, 4:30-5:30 PM Exhibit Hours: Thursday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM 37


Pizitz Middle School Symphonic Band The Louis Pizitz Middle School band program serves 240 students in grades six through eight. Sixth grade students are placed in the beginning band program where they receive group and individualized instruction. In the seventh and eighth grades, students are placed into one of two ability- based performing bands. The top ensemble, Symphonic Band, is under the direction of Kim Bain and the Concert Band is under the direction of assistant director, Leah Seng. In addition to Beginning, Concert and Symphonic Bands, the Pizitz Jazz Band is an auditioned ensemble made up of seventh and eighth grade students. The Pizitz band program has received many awards as well as earned consistent superior ratings at the yearly Alabama Bandmaster’s Music Performance Assessment festivals. In 2014, the Pizitz Band received the National Band Association Blue Ribbon National Middle School Award of Excellence. Also in 2014, the Symphonic Band performed at the NBA/CBDNA Southern Division Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. The Pizitz Symphonic Band was one of four bands from across the nation invited to perform at the 2013 Music for All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. In that same year, the Pizitz Band was awarded the John Philip Sousa Sudler Silver Cup. In 2012, the Symphonic Band competed at OrlandoFest in Florida, where they received the Grand Champion Award. In 2011, the Symphonic Band performed for the Alabama Music Educator’s Conference, and both Symphonic and Jazz Band received the Gold Award at Festival Disney that year. In 2010, the Symphonic Band received the Adjudicator’s Award at The Heritage Music Festival in St. Louis, Missouri. Additionally, the Symphonic Band has performed as a guest ensemble for honor band festivals at all the major universities in the state of Alabama. Kim Bain is in her fourteenth year as Director of Bands at Louis Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Ensembles under her leadership have consistently been cited for musical excellence at both the state and national levels throughout her 28 years of teaching. Ms. Bain was presented the Lacey Powell Outstanding Music Educator Award at the 2018 Alabama Music Educators Association Conference. She was named 2012 Teacher of the Year for the Vestavia Hills City Schools. In 2013, her Symphonic and Concert Bands performed at the Music for All National Middle School Music Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. The John Phillip Sousa Foundation awarded the Sudler Cup to the Pizitz Band program that same year. She was awarded the Phi Bet Mu, Rho Chapter, Outstanding Bandmaster Award in 2014. That same year the Pizitz Symphonic Band performed at the CBDNA/NBA Southern Division Conference at the University of North Florida. In December of 2014, the band performed at the 15th Annual Southeastern United States Middle School Clinic at Troy University. The Pizitz Band was declared a national winner of the National Band Association’s Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence in 2015, and in December of 2015 her band performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. In 2017 the Pizitz Jazz Band and Percussion Ensembles performed at the Alabama Music Educator’s Conference and the Symphonic Band performed at the Music for All Regional Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. In February of 2018 the Pizitz Band performed at the CBDNA/NBA Southern Division Conference at the University of South Florida. Ms. Bain received National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in November 2010. She has served as a clinician for the Alabama Bandmaster’s Association and guest conducted numerous honor bands and camps in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, a Master of Arts in Music Education, and an Education Specialist degree from the University of Alabama. She also holds a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Ms. Bain’s professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, Alabama Music Educators Association, Alabama Bandmasters Association, the National Band Association, and Phi Beta Mu. In addition to her teaching activities, Ms. Bain is an active freelance musician in the Birmingham area, and saxophone instructor at Samford University. Thursday, 3:30 PM Concert Program MPAC Kim Bain and Leah Seng, Conductors Next Generation Fanfare...........................................Michael J. Miller ...........................................................FJH Music Co. Come Down Rain.............................................................Jack Wilds ..............................................................FJH Music Co. Lullaby from a Distant Star........................................Richard L. Saucedo ...........................................................Musicworks A Child’s Dance...............................................................J.J. Wren...........................................................Roll-Off Publishing Caprice for Saxophone and Band.................................Stephen Bulla ...................................................Curnow Music Press Every Day New...............................Music by Tyler Grant, Lyrics by Kristin Coppock .............................TSG Musicworks 38


Troy University Symphony Band The Troy University Symphony Band, conducted by Dr. Mark J. Walker, is comprised of the top wind and percussion students in the John M. Long School of Music. The Symphony Band is dedicated to the performance of the finest of wind literature and to the promotion of new music for winds and percussion. This premier group completed its first international tour, performing for enthusiastic audiences in Vancouver and at the Con Brio Music Festival in Whistler, Canada, in 2011. Since 2001, the Symphony Band has performed under the baton of every living member and inductee of the National Band Association’s Hall of Fame of Distinguished Conductors. Over the years, the band has performed at the national conventions of the American Bandmaster’s Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the Women Band Directors International Association, the Alabama Bandmasters Association, and most recently the Alabama Music Educator’s Association Convention. On March 5, 2014, the Symphony Band gave the opening concert of the 80th American Bandmaster’s Association Convention in the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. In April 2017, the Symphony Band performed for the Alabama Bandmaster’s Association All State Festival, and in February 2018, the band performed at the Southern Division Conference of CBDNA in Tampa, Florida. The Symphony Band tours throughout Alabama and the Southeast each spring semester and its regular performance series includes the Troy-Montgomery campus, as well as the sites in conjunction with the Troy campuses in Dothan and Phenix City. The Troy University Symphony Band is open to all university students by audition at the beginning of each semester, regardless of major. Dr. Mark J. Walker serves as Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Troy University where he conducts the Troy University Symphony Band, the nationally renowned “Sound of the South” Marching Band, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting, marching band techniques, measurement and evaluation, and wind literature. Dr. Walker serves as Chairman of the Southeastern United States Clinic and Honor Bands (SEUS) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Band Research. Under his direction the Troy University Symphony Band has performed at the 2018 CBDNA Southern Division Conference and the opening concert of the 2014 American Bandmasters Association Convention. He is active nationally and internationally as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. Dr. Walker is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, CBDNA, National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu, NAfME, AMEA, Alabama Bandmasters Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Iota, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa, and WASBE. Concert Program Thursday, 7:00 PM MPAC Towards the Splendid City........................Richard Danielpour, transcribed by Martin .........................................G.Schirmer First Suite in Eb................................................Gustav Holst, edited by Fennell .........................................................Ludwig Festivo..........................................................................Edward Gregson .....................................................................Novello Dr. Larry Blocher, Guest Conductor Mysterium ..................................................................Jennifer Higdon..............................................................Lawdon Press Tuba Concerto, Mvt. 1................................................Edward Gregson .....................................................................Novello Mike Mason, Tuba Soloist Ashen Skies of a Timeworn World...............................Casey Martin..................................................... Casey Martin Music 39


Tuscaloosa County High School Wind Ensemble The Tuscaloosa County High School Wind Ensemble is in its eighth year of existence as exponential growth within the Band program has allowed for the creation of multiple performing concert ensembles. Membership in the ensemble is based on a yearly audition. Approximately fifty-percent of the ensemble studies privately in some capacity. Founded in 1926, The Tuscaloosa County High School Band program is one of the oldest high school bands in Alabama in continuous existence. The strong support from the alumni, community, parents, and administration ensure that the future of the County High Band is bright for generations to come. Tuscaloosa County High School Marching Band has appeared in parade performances in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington D.C., and London. Other performing groups at Tuscaloosa County High School include the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Studio Jazz Band, and the Velvet Blue Jazz Orchestra. For more information on our ensembles, please visit us on the web at Countyhigh.com Michael Guzman is the Director of Bands at Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport, AL. Mr. Guzman also serves as Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Black Warrior Winds, an adult community band serving the West Alabama area. Mr. Guzman currently maintains a large private studio in Tuscaloosa County, where he works with low brass players from grades 6-12. When he is not rehearsing his own ensembles, Mr. Guzman adjudicates and guest conducts throughout the Southeast. Mr. Guzman completed his bachelor’s degree in Music Performance/Education from the University of Miami, where he graduated with honors. While at Florida International University receiving his master’s degree in conducting, Mr. Guzman served as the graduate assistant for the FIU Golden Panther Marching Band. Previously, he has served as Associate Director of Bands at Miami Coral Reef High School and Director of Bands at Southwest Miami Senior High School. While teaching in the Miami-Dade County area, Mr. Guzman was a much sought after musician and teacher. Aside from his teaching experience, Mr. Guzman has vast and diverse playing experience serving as a freelance musician playing with such groups as the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of the Americas, Walenstine Symphony, Miami’s Top Brass, North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and various brass groups in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Mr. Guzman is a KHS America Educational Artist for Jupiter Band and Orchestra Instruments. Mr. Guzman lives in Northport, Alabama with his wife Ada, daughters Abby Grace, Macie Lynn and their dogs. Emily Gray earned her BA from Auburn University in 2014 in Music Education. While at Auburn, she participated in numerous ensembles including Auburn University Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Steel Band, and the University’s Trumpet Ensemble. She then went on to earn her MA from the University of Alabama in 2016, also in Music Education. While at The University of Alabama, she worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the University’s School of Music and University Bands by conducting ensembles, conducting research, and assisting the marching band as the visual technician. Ms. Gray has also worked with the independent open guard line “Alta Marea” for the 2016 and 2017 seasons while at the University of Alabama. Over the 2016 summer, Ms. Gray gave presentations on her research interests (Exertion Cost Rate Within Collegiate Marching Band Members) at the Performing Arts Medicine Association conference in New York, NY. Ms. Gray was the Director of Bands at Brookwood High School (Brookwood, AL) from 2016-2019. During that time, the band grew both in size and in courses offered within the band program, adding concert band, percussion ensemble, jazz band, and a spring auxiliary unit to the pre-existing classes/organizations. During her tenure, the ensembles received only superior ratings. Ms. Gray still remains an active musician within the community having performed with the Tuscaloosa Big Band and is currently performing with the Black Warrior Winds Community Band on various instruments including her primary instrument trumpet; as well as, French horn and tuba.Currently, Ms. Gray serves as the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Percussion for Tuscaloosa County High School. Friday 3:30 PM Concert Program MPAC Kirkpatrick Fanfare................................................Andrew Boysen, Jr ........................................Wingert-Jones Publications Whispers ......................................................Sandy Feldstein and Larry Clark.....................................Playintime Publishing Crown of Thorns...........................................................Julie Giroux ...............................................................Southern Music Elegy for a Young American.....................................Ronald Lo Presti ..................................................Theodore Presser Co. Incantation and Dance.............................................John Barnes Chance...................................................Boosey & Hawkes 40


The UAB Concert Choir The UAB Concert Choir is the select choral ensemble at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The choir maintains a rigorous performance schedule, and has performed invitational concerts for the 2018 Gotham Sings Performance Series in Carnegie Hall, and the 2017 Cante Rode and London Sangerstevne Choral Festivals in The Netherlands and England.; at the 2016 and 2012 Alabama State Music Educators Association In-Service Conferences; and competed in the 2014 Interkultur 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia, winning a gold and two silver medals in three categories (Youth Mixed, Musica sacra with accompaniment, and Spiritual). The choir’s first CD project, “Unceasing Love,” is available at digital outlets including iTunes and Amazon, and via the department’s online store. Additional activities include world premiere performances by prominent choral composers including works by Glenn McClure, Michael Trotta, Richard Burchard, K. Lee Scott, and Stacey V. Gibbs. The choir has built a strong reputation of choral excellence, and has performed at past conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and in international choral competitions, including the Fleischman International Trophy Competition in Cork, Ireland and the 34th annual Florilege Vocal de Tours in Tours, France. Most recently, the choir was invited to perform at the 2020 ACDA Southern Region Conference in Mobile, AL. Annual tours have included invitational concerts throughout the United States and Europe, regular performances of masterworks with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, including performances of Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Faure’s Requiem, Orff ’s Carmina Burana, and Mozart’s Requiem. The choir is selected by audition, and is comprised of students from across the university, including music majors and non-music majors. Brian Kittredge joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty in 2010. The UAB choirs under his direction have been selected as the recording choir for the MorningStar Publication series, featuring premiere performances of K. Lee Scott’s “Gloria” and Michael Trotta’s “I Shall See.” Most recently, the UAB Concert Choir was invited to perform in the Championship Competition at the Interkultur World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia, in July 2014, and was the featured ensemble in the world premiere performance of Glenn McClure’s “Songs of Freedom,” a project commemorating the anniversaries of the Civil Rights Movement and the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Concert Choir was also invited to perform at the 2012 Alabama Music Educators Conference in Montgomery, AL. Since 2010, the choirs under his direction have appeared in various concerts throughout the US, including premiere performances in Knoxville, TN; Philadelphia, PA; Virginia Beach, VA; Greenville, SC; Clemson, SC; Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; Huntsville, AL; and Atlanta, GA. Prior to his appointment at UAB, Kittredge served on the faculty at Louisiana State University, where he taught courses in choral conducting and conducted the LSU Schola Cantorum, including a collaborative performance of Verdi’s Requiem with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and the LSU A Cappella Choir in 2010. Kittredge taught middle and high school at the Louise S. McGehee School in New Orleans, LA, where his choirs appeared in performances at state, regional, and international festivals. Dr. Kittredge is an active clinician and guest conductor and has appeared at choral festivals in Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, and New York. He is currently serving as the Youth and Student Activities Coordinator for the Alabama Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and serves on the artistic faculty at the New York State Summer School of the Arts, where his choirs have appeared in several concerts at the Chautauqua Institute and SUNY Fredonia. Kittredge has studied under the mentorship of Kenneth Fulton, William Weinert, and Peggy Dettwiler. Concert Program Thursday, 7:00 PM Renaissance, Ballroom A Factus Est Repente...................................................James Macmillan.......................................................Boosey & Hawkes Trois Chanson Bretonnes............................................Henk Badings ..................................................................Ferrimontana 1. La nuit en mer 3. Soir d’été Et Lux In Tenebris Lucet...........................................Richard Burchard .................................................................manuscript The Music of Stillness...............................................Elaine Hagenberg............................................Oxford University Press Light of A Clear Blue Morning............................arr. Craig Hella Johnson..........................................................Hal Leonard Be A Light...................................................................Stacey V. Gibbs...................................................................manuscript 41


The UAH Chamber Choir The UAH Chamber Choir is a mixed voice, highly selective ensemble. This ensemble also performs with the Huntsville Symphony and Community Chorus. The UAH Chamber Choir performs multiple concerts each semester and for special events related to the University. This ensemble is open to upper classmen (music majors and non-majors alike) who are outstanding sight-readers and vocalists. The Chamber Choir focuses on outreach to the secondary schools in the region by performing, serving, and collaborating whenever possible. Matthew Carey is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Originally from Washington state,  Dr. Carey taught high school vocal music for 4 years after receiving his undergraduate degree from Western Washington University. He holds a Master of Music from the University of Oregon and a DMA in Choral Conducting from Texas Tech University. His conducting teachers include Leslie Guelker-Cone, Sharon Paul, Hirvo Surva, and Richard Bjella. Prior to Coming to UAH, Dr. Carey served as conductor of the University of Oregon’s award-winning Chamber Choir, preparing the ensemble for their inaugural season as participants in the Oregon Bach Festival. The UO Chamber Choir performed under the batons of Helmut Rilling and Matthew Halls, as well as serving as the ensemble for the Conductor’s Showcase concert. Dr. Carey was also the Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies at Oklahoma Panhandle State University before joining the faculty at UAH. Dr. Carey has been performing nationally both as an oratorio soloist and as a professional chorister for over a decade. He is a ten-year member of the Berwick Chorus of the Oregon Bach Festival, and recently joined the Helmut Rilling Ensemble, based in Germany. He resides in Madison, AL, and is a fan of sailing, cinema, and cats. Thursday, 1:00 PM Concert Program Renaissance, Ballroom A Zikr.............................................................................arr. Ethan Sperry ...................................................................earthsongs Blue Bird.............................................................Charles Villiers Stanford Noche de Lluvia........................................................Sid Robinovitch .....................................................................earthsongs The Storm is Passing Over......................................arr. Barbara Baker ......................................................Boosey & Hawkes Unclouded Day........................................................arr. Shawn Kirchner ...................................................Boosey & Hawkes Janger.....................................................................Budi Susanto Yohanes...............................................................earthsongs Alma Llanera..............................................................Pedro Gutierrez ....................................................................earthsongs 42


The UNA Low Brass Ensemble Thursday, 10:30 AM MPAC The UNA Low Brass Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Thomas Lukowicz, Assistant Professor of Low Brass at the University of North Alabama.This past May, the ensemble was accepted to perform at the 2019 International Tuba Euphonium Conference, with the distinction of being selected out of more than 540 applicants. Over the past academic year, the UNA Low Brass Ensemble also participated in a lobby performance at AMEA, and performed at several schools and in the community. Dr. Thomas Lukowicz is the Assistant Professor of Low Brass at the University of North Alabama. He has held the Principal Tuba position of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of New York since 2007. He is currently on faculty at the Tennessee Valley Music Festival and was previously an Artist-Faculty member with the Roger Bobo Festival of Brass. He has additional performance appearances with the Cincinnati Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Brass, the Naples Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony. In 2001-2002, he was a member of the North American touring cast of Blast!. Prior to his position at UNA, he was on the faculty of Wright State University, Kent State University and Notre Dame College. He has also served as an instructor at Carnegie Mellon University, Riverside Community College, and the Oberlin Conservatory. He has led masterclasses or performed guest recitals at Rutgers University, Illinois State University, University of Akron, Bowling Green University, Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ithaca College and Columbus State University. He has presented or performed at numerous Midwest, Southeast, Northeast and International Tuba Euphonium Conferences. Dr. Lukowicz has recorded with the Chamber Orchestra of New York on two CDs, “Ottorino Respighi” and “Salvatore Di Vittorio.” Both recordings contain world premiers and “Ottorino Respighi” has spent weeks on the Gramophone Top 20 Classical Chart. He can also be heard on the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass recording “A Song of Christmas,” available from Four Winds Entertainment. He earned his doctorate at Michigan State University, where he served as the Teaching Assistant for the studio. Additional studies include Carnegie Mellon University (AD), University of Southern California (MM), and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM). He has studied privately with Phil Sinder, Craig Knox, Murray Crewe, Norm Pearson, Tommy Johnson, Chester Schmitz, Wesley Jacobs, James DeSano, and Roy Poper. Visit the exhibits! Show our industry partners your appreciation for their support of our conference by visiting their booths. Let them know you’re glad they’re here! Exhibit Hall Reception - Thursday, 4:30-5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Hours: Thursday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM 43


Wicksburg High School Symphonic Band Nestled amongst cotton and peanut fields, Wicksburg enjoys an almost picturesque setting in rural, southeast Alabama. As part of the Houston County Alabama School System, Wicksburg High School is a small K-12 school and home to The Wicksburg High School Symphonic Band. The band is a non-auditioned instrumental ensemble comprised of students in grades 8-12. The Wicksburg Symphonic Band has traditionally been regarded, and adjudicated, as one of the premier small, rural ensembles in the state. Members of the ensemble have enjoyed placements within regional honor bands, Alabama All State Bands, and continue their instrumental studies at universities throughout the South. The band was invited as the feature high school ensemble for the 2019 Troy University “Legacy” Concert. Strong parental and community support are regarded as paramount to the success the ensemble enjoys. Lori K. Hart is in her thirty seventh year as an instrumental music educator in both public and private schools. In 1979, she received her Bachelors of Music Education degree from Troy State University. She began her career in rural Cullman County, Alabama, and then became Director of Bands at Daleville High School. She later served as Associate Director of Bands in the Guntersville City School System. Ms. Hart also spent several years teaching in rural areas of Georgia and Tennessee. In 2002-2006 Ms. Hart was Director of Bands and Principal of Destin Christian Academy in Destin, Florida. She is currently in her 12th year of serving as Director of Bands at Wicksburg High School, a small farm community in southeast Alabama. Throughout Ms. Hart’s career, on both the Middle School and High School level, her marching and concert bands have consistently received superior ratings. She is active as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor throughout the Southeast, including the 2016 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the ABA District III, District V and District VII Honor Bands, the University of North Alabama Invitational Honor Band and the 2013 SEUS Middle School and the 2017 High School Honor Bands, as well as, numerous All-County Bands. Ms. Hart currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic and Honor Bands. She is the Chairman of District VIII for the Alabama Bandmasters Association. She is an active member of the National Band Association, National Association of Music Educators, Alabama Music Educators Association, Alabama Bandmasters Association, and a Lifetime Member of the Honorary Band Sorority, Tau Beta Sigma. She also serves as a volunteer for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2012 and 2014, Ms. Hart was selected as one of the Outstanding Professional Women in America. She is the mother of two wonderful grown children, Elizabeth and Jonathan Thomas. Thursday, 7:00 PM Concert Program MPAC Stardance....................................................................Michael Sweeney ..........................................Hal Leonard Corporation Lux Aurumque.............................................................Eric Whitacre .............................................Carpe Ranam Productions The Light Eternal......................................................James Swearingen.........................................C.L. Barnhouse Company Beacons...........................................................................Tyler Acari ..........................................................Tyler Acari Music The Lightning Brigade..................................................James Barnes ............................................Southern Music Company Light the Fire Within ..................................................................... Words and Music by David Foster and Linda Thompson Choral Arrangement by Mac Huff Band Adaptation by Paul Lavender 44


AMEA Industry/Institutional Membership AMEA would like to express appreciation to the following partners who have joined AMEA in our efforts to promote music education in Alabama. Please support these industry/institutional members who support you as music educators! All4One Fundraising LLC 205 Randolph Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801 Arts Music Shop 3030 East Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36116 Halftime USA Band Front Camps P.O. Box 66, Wetumpka, AL 36092 Huntsville Youth Orchestra 116 Shalerock Dr, Madison, AL 35756 JW Pepper 9053 Riverside Pkwy, Lithia Springs, GA 30122 Southeastern Performance Apparel 142 S. Woodburn Drive, Dothan, AL 36305 Troy University 109 Long Hall, University Ave, Troy, AL 36082 Southern Performances P.O. Box 6852, Gulf Shores, AL 36547 University of Alabama at Birmingham 950 13th Street S., Birmingham, AL 35294 University of Alabama in Huntsville 301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899 University of South Alabama LPAC 1072, 5751 USA Drive South, Mobile, AL 36688 President’s Reception Friday, 9:30-11:00 PM - Renaissance, Ballroom B Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and a coupon/cash bar Entertainment by the Gadsden State Jazz Show Band Sponsored by American Travel Consultants and Stanbury Uniforms 45


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AMEA 2020 Clinicians Lori Ardovino is an Artist/Clinician with Conn-Selmer Company, D’Addario Woodwinds and is a Fulbright Specialist. An active composer, she is currently Professor Music at the University of Montevallo where she teaches clarinet, saxophone and woodwind methods and ensembles. She performs with the LeBaron Trio, the Meàllo Trio and the Cahaba Saxophone Quartet. Dr. Julie Bannerman is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, where she teaches courses in general music education and coordinates the PreK Music Partnership with Tuscaloosa City Schools. She taught general music in diverse early childhood, elementary, and middle school settings, and served in the United States Peace Corps as an education volunteer in Nicaragua (03'-05'). Bannerman holds degrees from Northwestern University (Ph.D.), the University of Washington (M.A.), and Lawrence University (B.M., B.A.). She has presented at state and national conferences including the Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, the NAfME National Conference, the Symposium on Music Teacher Education, and the Alabama Music Educators Association Conference. Nancy H. Barry is Professor and Program Coordinator of Music Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University. She earned the Master's degree and Ph.D. in music education, and certificates in Electronic Music and Computers in Music from Florida State University. Barry has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Arts and Learning, Psychology of Music, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Contributions to Music Education, UPDATE, and Bulletin of Research in Music Education, and is a frequent presenter at national and international professional conferences. Barry is an active member of professional organizations such as NAfME and the College Music Society (CMS). Professional service includes past President of the CMS Southern Chapter, National CMS Secretary from 2016 – 2018, and currently chairing the CMS Committee on Academic Careers. Betty Bates is the former director of the Scottsboro High School Band. She retired in 2005 after spending her entire teaching career of 25 years in Scottsboro. Ms. Bates received her music degrees from Troy University and Jacksonville State University. During her tenure, the Scottsboro Band performed all across the United States including performances in the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Scottsboro Symphonic Band performed at the district and state levels for 25 consecutive years where they consistently earned superior ratings. Ms. Bates is an active clinician and adjudicator. She plays trombone in the Alabama Winds and is a member of Phi Beta Mu. She resides in Guntersville where she enjoys playing ukulele, dulcimer, and pickleball. Deanna Bell is the music teacher at Vestavia Hills Elementary East, conductor of the Birmingham Wind Ensemble, and an adjunct music professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has worked in Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia teaching elementary music, choir, and band in all grade levels from kindergarten to college. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from The University of Alabama and her Master of Music Education from Samford University. In 2010, Deanna was awarded National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Music. Deanna received Orff Levels I, II, and III Certification from Samford University and Kodály Levels I, II, and III Certification from The University of Montevallo. She serves on the Alabama Kodály Educators Board, the Executive Board for the Alabama Chapter of the American Orff- Schulwerk Association, and is a District 3 Chair for the Alabama Music Educators Association. Deanna is the 2016-2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year for Vestavia Hills City Schools, a 2019 Semifinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award, and the 2020 Lacey Powell Outstanding Music Educator. Jon Bubbett retired from Thompson High School in Alabaster, AL after 38 years of service as a high school and middle school band director. He attended Troy State University, graduating with a BMEd. in 1981 and received the MMEd. from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL in 1989. Mr. Bubbett has served as guest clinician / adjudicator in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi as well as having served as clinician / panelist participant for the Alabama Music Educators Association In-Service Conference and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. He also conducts the Celebration Winds Community band in Birmingham. Frank Buck is a speaker, writer, and productivity coach. Global Gurus Top 30 ranked him #1 in the “Time Management” category for 2019. Dr. Buck helps busy professionals achieve their goals through organization and time management. He started his career as a junior high band director and served as a principal and central office administrator. Currently, Dr. Buck serves as Historian for AMEA. 47


AMEA 2020 Clinicians Laura Butler has been teaching music in Mountain Brook for 14 years. She also taught high school choral music and drama in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Mississippi College and attained Orff-Schulwerk Level I and II certifications at Samford University. In 2007, she achieved National Board Certification for Early and Middle Childhood Music, and she renewed her certification in 2017. She was selected as Crestline's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Her love of teaching music and using technology led her to start a music education blog with ideas for elementary music teachers. Dr. Taylor Cash is the Associate Director of Bands at Albertville High School in Albertville, Alabama. At Albertville, Taylor teaches nearly 80 percussion students grades 7-12 in addition to directing 3 percussion ensembles, conducting the Symphonic Band, conducting the Concert Band, and Assisting with the award winning “Aggie” Marching Band. Under Taylor’s direction, the High School Percussion Ensemble has grown from 8 members to 35 and was chosen to perform at the 2014 Alabama Music Educator’s Conference. As Conductor of the Symphonic Band and Concert Band, his bands have received consistent ratings of Superior and Superior with Distinction. In 2014, Taylor was awarded the National Band Association Citation of Excellence and in 2016, he was awarded the Edward H. Cleino Outstanding Young Music Educator Award. Taylor has also served on the Executive Board for the Alabama Bandmasters Association as Chairman of District II. Taylor received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Alabama, his BA in Music Education from Jacksonville State University, and a MM from Boston University in Music Education. He lives in Albertville with his wife, Ansley, their son, Fischer, and dog, Laney. Randall Coleman is currently the Associate Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at The University of Alabama, where he serves as the conductor of the Alabama Symphonic Band, the Associate Conductor of the Alabama Wind Ensemble, and the Associate Director of the Million Dollar Band. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and wind band literature classes. In addition, Professor Coleman is the Coordinator of the Crimson Music Camps and the Alabama Honor Band Festivals. Additionally, Professor Coleman serves as Conductor and Artistic Director of the Alabama Winds, an all-adult community wind band based in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to his appointment to the faculty at the University of Alabama in 2007, Mr. Coleman enjoyed a successful 25-year career as a high school band director and supervisor in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Professor Coleman is an elected member in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and is currently serving the National Band Association as 2nd Vice-President and the College Band Directors’ National Association as the Alabama State Chair. Professor Coleman also holds membership in the National Association for Music Education, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters’ Fraternity, the Alabama Music Educators’ Association and the Alabama Bandmasters’ Association. Veronica Crawford is the band director and elementary music specialist at The Alberta School of Performing Arts in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She received her bachelors of music education degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and earned her masters from the University of Alabama. She holds Orff Levels 1 and 2 from Samford University, and is a National Board Certified Teacher in Instrumental Music. She taught three years of middle school band in Manteno, Illinois, before moving to Tuscaloosa, where she taught band at Holt High School and Davis-Emerson Middle School before landing her position at TASPA. Dr. Adam Dalton is currently the Director of Athletic Bands for Marshall University where he oversees the Marching Thunder and basketball pep bands. He also conducts the Marshall Symphonic Band and serves as the recruitment director for the music department. Dr. Dalton is a native of Virginia where he attended James Madison University and earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. After graduating, he moved to Atlanta, GA where he taught high school at Milton High School, a large 5A program in Georgia. He then accepted a Graduate Teaching Assistantship at The University of Alabama where he received his Master of Arts in Music Education and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting. Dr. Dalton worked with every ensemble while at The University of Alabama and was a featured conductor for the 2013 All-State Festival performance with The Alabama Wind Ensemble. As a percussionist, Dr. Dalton performed with the Alabama Wind Ensemble for four years including their 10 day tour of Italy in 2012. He is a founding member of the Alabama Winds, a community band based in Birmingham, AL. in the Alabama Wind Ensemble recording project The Glass Bead, available on Albany Records.Dr. Dalton’s professional affiliations include the Collegiate Band Director’s National Conference, the National Association for Music Education, the Collegiate Music Society, and the National Band Association. Ellary Draper is Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at The University of Alabama. Dr. Draper has worked as a music therapist with a variety of ages and populations and as an elementary general music teacher. Currently she serves as the Special Education Chair for the Alabama Music Educators Association. Her research is published in the Journal of Music Therapy, Journal of Research in Music Education, General Music Today, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. She holds degrees in music education and music therapy from Westminster Choir College, Florida State University, and The University of Texas at Austin. 48


AMEA 2020 Clinicians Mr. Chuck Eady is a graduate of Florida State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education. He also holds a Masters Degree from Memphis State University. Mr. Eady has several years of professional performing experience including three years with the Albany Symphony. He recently retired after 42 years as a high school band director. His bands have consistently received Superior ratings in both the concert and marching arenas with many ‘Best in Class’, a Grand Champion Award and a Wind Ensemble performance at the Alabama Music Educators Conference. Mr. Eady is a sought after clinician and adjudicator throughout the southeast. He is Past President of the Alabama Bandmasters Association and also served eight years as Recording Secretary for that organization. Mr. Eady was selected as the State of Alabama recipient for the School Band and Orchestra Magazine Class of 2018 “50 Directors Who Make a Difference”.  His professional affiliations include the Alabama Music Educators Association, NAfME, the National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu, and the Alabama Bandmasters Association. Dr. Benjamin Fraley is a percussionist, educator, and composer who lives in Eau Claire, WI. He holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Percussion Performance and Music Management from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, a Masters of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and a Doctor of Music degree from The Florida State University. A veteran of many musical genres and percussion disciplines, Dr. Fraley has performed and taught throughout the United States and abroad, as well studying throughout Europe and Ghana. He has performed and presented at acclaimed conferences and festivals including the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Midwest Band and Orchestra clinic, the Percussion Festival at the Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa, Make Music New York, the College Music Society Conference, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Conference, the National Flute Association Conference, the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest, and Bang on a Can Summer Festival. Dr. Fraley performs and presents clinics frequently with Dr. Jennifer Fraley as a member of the Sources Duo, a new music ensemble that brings new or rarely performed works to students and audiences. He proudly endorses Pearl/Adams Musical Instruments, Remo Drumheads and Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Grover Pro Percussion, and his compositions are available at Tapspace publications. Denise Gainey is Professor of Clarinet at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Associate Chair of the Department of Music. She is President-Elect of the International Clarinet Association after serving two terms as Secretary of the ICA, and is the ICA State Chair for Alabama. Her book on Kalmen Opperman, Kalmen Opperman: A Legacy of Excellence, was released in January 2017. Gainey is an artist/clinician for Backun, D’Addario, and Silverstein. Becky Halliday is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo, where she teaches teacher preparation and music education courses. Prior to this appointment, she taught elementary general music in Georgia and Mississippi for 17 years, and has led workshops and clinics throughout the Southeast. Currently, Dr. Halliday teaches Pre-K – 6th grade elementary general music in Randolph, AL, as well as a free musicianship class for K-5 students through the UM Community School of Music. She recently served on the committee to revise the 2006 Alabama Course of Studies, and has since conducted presentations across the state to assist teachers in understanding and unpacking the state standards. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has presented research findings at regional, national, and international conferences in the areas of teacher preparation, sociology, arts integration, and music with special learners. Dr. Halliday is the founding Director of the University of Montevallo Kodály Institute (UMKI) and a co-Director of the University of Montevallo Young Musicians’ Camp. In addition, she is President of the Sweet Home Alabama Kodály Educators (SHAKE) chapter of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and Past-President of the Higher Education Division of the Alabama Music Educators Association. She earned her Ph.D. in Music Education from The University of Southern Mississippi and both her MMed and BMUS from The University of Georgia. She holds certifications in the Kodály Concept through the University of Montevallo Kodály Institute and in the Orff-Schulwerk Approach through the University of Kentucky. Michael Hanawalt is the Director of Graduate Choral Studies at Florida State University, where he conducts the Chamber Choir, teaches graduate courses in conducting and choral literature, and serves as Artistic Director for the Tallahassee Community Chorus. Dr. Hanawalt was a founding member of the professional male vocal ensemble Cantus, serving as both its Executive Director and singing as part of the touring ensemble. Throughout his tenure with the organization, he recorded twelve CDs and performed in or oversaw the booking of over 500 concerts, including collaborations with the King’s Singers, the Boston Pops, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Dr. Hanawalt is active as a tenor soloist, winning competitions sponsored by the Schubert Club and Thursday Musical. Recent solo performances include W. A. Mozart’s Requiem at Tarleton State University (TX) and Westfield State University (MA), Evangelist in J. S. Bach’s Matthäus-Passion at the Bethany College Messiah Festival of the Arts, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. He regularly serves as guest conductor for honor choirs, and his choral arrangements are published by Boosey & Hawkes, the Niel A. Kjos Music Company, and Colla Voce. Dr. Hanawalt holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College, an M.M. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education from Florida State University. 49


AMEA 2020 Clinicians Elizabeth Haynes is a native of Wedowee, Alabama, and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education at Auburn University where she serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with both the Music and Music Education Departments. Ms. Haynes earned her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Auburn University in 2010, and completed her Master of Music degree in Music Education from Louisiana State University in 2013. At LSU, Ms. Haynes served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Music Education department, and earned membership into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. rior to returning to Auburn, Ms. Haynes was Director of Bands at Whitewater Middle School in Fayetteville, Georgia. While at Whitewater, her students earned superior ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluations, and the Symphonic Band was selected and performed at the 2019 Music for All Southeastern Regional Concert Festival at Georgia State University. Before teaching at Whitewater Middle School, Ms. Haynes served as the Band Director at Phenix City Intermediate School in Phenix City, Al. In 2014, Ms. Haynes earned the WRBL Golden Apple Teaching Award. Ms. Haynes has served as an honor band clinician in both Alabama and Georgia. Ms. Haynes currently plays in the Alabama Winds, and performed with the group at the 2017 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Ms. Haynes holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education and Alabama Music Educators Association. Dr. Edward “Ted” C. Hoffman, III, is Associate Professor and Director of Music Education at the University of Montevallo where he coordinates the undergraduate music education programs, directs tuba/euphonium studies, administers the summer Young Musicians’ Camp, and is faculty advisor to the nationally-recognized collegiate chapter of NAfME. Hoffman currently serves on the Executive Governing Board of the Alabama Music Educators Association, is State Advisor for AL-NAfME Collegiate, and Chair of the Alabama Music Teacher Education Committee. Emily Hopkins graduated from Belmont University in 2006 with a BM in Vocal Performance. She completed her MEd in Instructional Practice at Lipscomb University in 2014. She went on to teach music to Pre-K through 4th grade students for 11 years. In addition to teaching Music, Emily also taught 4th grade Social Studies. She is a regular clinician at music and general education conferences across the country. Emily currently serves as the Training Program Administrator at QuaverMusic, where she is able to fulfill her passion for connecting students and teachers with engaging music resources. She’s also a mem ber of the Nashville Opera Association, where she can be heard singing in chorus and comprimario roles. Lea Hoppe, director of the Huntsville Community Children’s Chorale, is the elementary music specialist at Randolph School in Huntsville, Alabama where she has taught since 1995. At Randolph she is the director of the Randolph Young Voices. Lea sings in the Huntsville Community Chorus Symphonic Chorus and the select Chamber Chorale. She also sings in the Sanctuary Choir at First Baptist Church where she directs children’s choir. She was the guest conductor for the 2011 Decatur All-City Elementary Choir and the 2015 Madison All-County Treble Choir. Lea is a graduate of Samford University and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Alabama and Orff and Kodaly certifications from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2010 Lea Hoppe was presented the Harold J. Wilson Music Educator of the Year award by the Huntsville Youth Orchestra. She was also named the 2015 Outstanding Music Educator for the state of Alabama by the Alabama Music Educators Association. Lea has been involved in numerous musical theater and opera productions and has experience acting, singing, directing, and playing in the pit. She and her husband, David, are the parents of two daughters, Katie and Emily, both of whom are music educators. Gene Inglis, a graduate from Jacksonville State University is currently Director of Bands at Saks High School in Anniston, Alabama. He retired as Director of Bands for Rome, Georgia City Schools in 2003 Prior to that, he taught at West Rome High School and West Rome Junior High School. His first position was at Scottsboro Junior High School in Scottsboro, Alabama. He the National Association for Music Education; Alabama Music Educators Association; National Band Association; Phi Mu Alpha Professional Music Fraternity, and currently serves as President of the Alabama Chapter of Phi Beta Mu Professional Bandmasters Fraternity. Dr. Carly Johnson serves as Chair of the Department of Music at Alabama State University. During her tenure at ASU, she has been nominated twice for the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trumpet Performance from The Ohio State University, the Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Florida, and the Bachelor degree in Music Education from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. She is a versatile musician, having appeared as a clinician, soloist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. 50


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